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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Major League Baseball announced Friday that they will investigate the physical altercation between Yasiel Puig and his sister at a Miami nightclub as part of their new domestic violence policy.
Puig allegedly shoved his sister during an argument on Wednesday night before fighting with a bouncer who escorted him from the club. Under the new policy, Commissioner Rob Manfred has the power to fine or suspend Puig even if he isn't convicted of any crime. Though immensely talented, the 24-year-old outfielder continues to cause problems off the field. Nov 28 - 9:08 AM

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Renato Bermudez of ESPN Deportes reports that Yasiel Puig was recently involved in a fight with a security guard at a Miami nightclub.

Details on the altercation are limited at this point, but Puig reportedly came away from the fight with a bruise on his face. We'll surely find out more about the incident before long, but it's certainly not a good look for Puig, who has his detractors in and out of the organization due to attitude issues. He was limited to just 79 games this season because of injury.
Nov 27 - 3:03 PM

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times doesn't expect the Dodgers to move Yasiel Puig this offseason.

Hernandez's reasoning is that Puig gives the Dodgers a right-handed bat in an outfield full of left-handers. Puig is still just 24 and the Dodgers see a lot of potential despite his lackluster 2015 campaign. Plus he has three years remaining on a relatively affordable deal. There have been rumors of a rift between Puig and ace Clayton Kershaw but for now, it doesn't look like the Dodgers are considering a trade.
Nov 21 - 5:05 PM

Dodgers president Andrew Friedman said Monday that Yasiel Puig has been asked to get leaner.

"He's continued to get bigger, stronger each year and that may not be the optimal size for him to play 150-plus games," Friedman told reporters at the GM Meetings in Boca Raton, Florida. Puig was limited to 79 games in 2015 due to hamstring injuries, finishing with a .255/.322/.436 batting line, 11 home runs, and 38 RBI. Bet on him entering spring training next February in The Best Shape Of His Life.
Nov 9 - 3:15 PM

Yasiel Puig is in the starting lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Mets on Tuesday.

With left-hander Steven Matz on the hill for New York, Puig will make his first start of the series. Other changes of note include Justin Ruggiano in left field and Enrique Hernandez in the leadoff spot. The full lineup: Hernandez CF, Howie Kendrick 2B, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Justin Turner 3B, Corey Seager SS, Puig RF, A.J. Ellis C, Ruggiano LF, Clayton Kershaw SP. The Dodgers trail 2-1 in the series and will attempt to keep their season alive.
Oct 13 - 3:02 PM

On Wednesday, Yasiel Puig said that he would be making the Dodgers' 25-man roster for their NLDS showdown with the Mets.

The Dodgers haven't officially revealed their roster, which is due on Friday morning, but manager Don Mattingly indicated that the players who made the cut already know. This season, Puig hit .255/.322/.436 with 11 home runs, 38 RBI and three steals in 79 games played. Injuries stole a huge chunk of the 24-year-old outfielder's 2015 campaign. How much he plays remains to be seen, as ESPN Los Angeles' Mark Saxon speculated on Tuesday that Puig might only start one game in the NLDS.
Oct 7 - 8:35 PM

Mark Saxon of considers it "highly unlikely" that Yasiel Puig will start over Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford versus a righty.

That means he might only get one start in the NLDS, as Steven Matz is the lone lefty projected to be in the Mets' rotation. Even he isn't guaranteed a start, as he's battling back spasms. It's no surprise that the Dodgers are leaning toward having Puig come off the bench, though, as Puig has made just one start over the last six weeks due to a hamstring injury.
Oct 6 - 5:17 PM

Yasiel Puig will not start Sunday's game against the Padres.

Puig is playing right field Saturday for the first time in over a month. Manager Don Mattingly suggested he could enter Sunday's game in the later innings as part of a double switch. Puig could be playing for a postseason roster spot.
Oct 3 - 7:10 PM

Dodgers activated Yasiel Puig from the 15-day disabled list.

A strained right hamstring kept Puig out for 34 games. He'll bat sixth and play right field Saturday against the Padres. Puig was on a 10-game hitting streak before he got hurt.
Oct 3 - 5:40 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that there's a chance Yasiel Puig (hamstring) rejoins the team before the end of the weekend.

Puig has been working out extensively after suffering a re-injury of his right hamstring. He had a full day at the team's spring training complex on Thursday and was even able to steal a base. It looks like all systems should be go for the outfielder heading into the postseason.
Oct 2 - 7:46 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) began running at 100 percent effort on Thursday morning.

Puig has made some major strides over the last couple of days and would now appear to have a pretty good shot at cracking the Dodgers' roster for the NLDS. He has been on the disabled list since August 28 with a re-tear of his troublesome right hamstring. The outfielder has appeared in only 77 total games this season for Los Angeles.
Oct 1 - 1:43 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is playing in instructional league games but not running the bases or playing the field yet.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Puig's activity level the last two days has been "encouraging," but he added that the outfielder is still only running at about 80 percent. Puig won't return during the final week of the regular season and his status for the postseason is up in the air.
Sep 30 - 9:42 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly acknowledged Thursday that Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is doubtful to return before the end of the regular season.

Puig is only running at about 70 percent effort four weeks after re-straining his right hamstring and there are just 10 days left on the Dodgers' regular-season schedule. His status for the postseason is also up in the air. It's been a brutal season for the 24-year-old Cuban outfielder, who is sitting on a .256/.324/.440 slash line, 11 home runs, and 38 RBI.
Sep 24 - 2:29 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) ran the bases before Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Dodgers head trainer Stan Conte supervised the exercise. Puig continues to rehab from hamstring issues, and his return to the Dodgers during the regular season is still up in the air.
Sep 23 - 7:13 PM

Yasiel Puig continues to experience tightness in his left hamstring, but will head to extended spring training in Arizona this week.

Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly said Sunday that Puig is currently at around 65 percent. His right hamstring is fully healed, but the left one is still giving him issues. The hope remains that he'll be able to return to the lineup before the end of the regular season.
Sep 20 - 9:34 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Jose Peraza
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
2Jimmy Rollins
3Ronald Torreyes
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Brandon McCarthy
6Mike Bolsinger
7Joe Wieland
8Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Juan Nicasio
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Yimi Garcia
8Adam Liberatore
9Lisalverto Bonilla
10Carlos Frias
11Ian Thomas
12Josh Ravin