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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder | #66

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / LA
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Yasiel Puig has been placed on revocable waivers.
Most every player goes through revocable waivers in August, but there would seem to be a small chance Puig gets moved given the whispers about the Dodgers listening to trade offers for him over the last couple months. However, as Rosenthal notes, a trade is much likelier over the offseason when the Dodgers are able to negotiate with all teams rather than just the one that claims him. Aug 28 - 3:03 PM

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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers have "rebuffed offers" for Yasiel Puig.

Heyman says teams "appear to be bottom feeding for Puig" -- in other words, making lowball trade proposals -- and the Dodgers are not actually that desperate to give him away. The polarizing 25-year-old outfielder is batting .396/.448/.698 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 14 games since his demotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City on August 2. Josh Reddick, meanwhile, is slashing .143/.211/.157 in 20 games since the Dodgers acquired him via trade from the A's. Puig is under contract with Los Angeles through 2018, with about $25 million still due.
Aug 25 - 10:51 AM

Yasiel Puig is batting .481/.548/.926 in seven games since his demotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He has slugged three home runs and struck out just once in 31 plate appearances. Puig ran into some trouble last week for a set of vulgar Snapchat videos, but he's been a beast on the field for OKC and could force the Dodgers' hand toward a recall if the hot-hitting continues. Josh Reddick has largely been a disappointment since the Dodgers acquired him from the Athletics at the August 1 trade deadline, though it's a fairly small sample size right now. Los Angeles moved into sole possession of first place in the National League West on Tuesday night.
Aug 17 - 11:49 AM

Triple-A Oklahoma City is now saying that Yasiel Puig will be available in the clubhouse after their games "like any other player."

OKC first sent word that Puig would speak with the media on Friday and then never again so long as he remains in the minor leagues, but that stance has suddenly changed. Probably with the help of a stern memo from the Dodgers front office. What a mess. Puig is 4-for-11 with a double, a homer, and five RBI in three games since his demotion, but the negative reports won't stop -- and it's largely his own fault.
Aug 11 - 2:50 PM

Triple-A Oklahoma City has announced that Yasiel Puig will speak with the media on Friday and then never again so long as he is in the minor leagues.

So get those juicy questions ready. Puig ran into some trouble for posting multiple Snapchat videos of he and his OKC teammates drinking and using obscenities following a loss at Triple-A Iowa on Monday night, though he played the next day and went 2-for-4 with a walk, a homer, and two RBI. It might be better for everyone involved if the 25-year-old outfielder falls off the media radar for a bit. Both traditional media and social media.
Aug 11 - 2:02 PM

Dodgers president Andrew Friedman wrote in a statement that he is "disappointed" in Yasiel Puig for his actions in videos posted to Snapchat on Monday night.

Puig and his Triple-A Oklahoma City teammates hit the town in Des Moines on a party bus after losing to Triple-A Iowa (Cubs) on Monday evening. "My team is so funny, we lose today and everybody's happy," Puig said the camera in one of the first videos. What followed was a string of "snaps" showing players drinking, dancing, and chanting obscenities. "We are aware of what Yasiel posted on social media last night," reads the statement from Friedman. "And while we are disappointed in his and some of our other players' judgement, this is a matter we will address internally." Puig was demoted to the minors on August 2. He won't be back in L.A. anytime soon.
Aug 9 - 3:54 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Yasiel Puig to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Puig was informed Monday, ahead of the August 1 trade deadline, that he was either going to be dealt or sent to the minors. And no trade ever came together, so here we are. Josh Reddick has taken over as the starting right fielder in Los Angeles and Puig will have to climb his way back to the major league roster with some big numbers on the farm. He's still under contract with the Dodgers through 2018.
Aug 2 - 5:21 PM

According to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, Yasiel Puig is expected to be demoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday that Puig "stormed off" from Dodger Stadium on Monday after the Dodgers informed him that he either be traded or demoted. There seems to be some confusion about that version of the story, as Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports hears that Puig actually complied when he was instructed to not to report to stadium or plane on Monday. Either way, he was informed of the same trade-or-demotion scenario. Puig has swung the bat better since returning from a hamstring injury, but his production has dropped every year since his thrilling rookie season in 2013.
Aug 1 - 7:55 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Yasiel Puig didn't show up for the Dodgers' flight to Denver on Monday.

Oh boy. According to Rosenthal, Puig "stormed off" after he arrived at Dodger Stadium on Monday and was informed that he would either be traded or demoted. The Dodgers didn't find a fit for him before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, so his future is up in the air (not literally, since he didn't make the flight) right now. Puig has been better since coming off the DL, but he still owns a disappointing .260/.320/.386 batting line this season. The newly-acquired Josh Reddick figures to take over the starting right field job in Los Angeles.
Source: FOX Sports
Aug 1 - 6:42 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the White Sox are insisting that they are not discussing a trade for Yasiel Puig.

Other writers from Chicago have confirmed that report. ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted Monday afternoon that the White Sox desired Puig if they were to work a trade with the Dodgers, but it sounds like those talks didn't get very far. Puig, under contract with Los Angeles through 2018, is batting just .260/.320/.386 with seven home runs in 81 games this season.
Aug 1 - 1:33 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney hears the White Sox want Yasiel Puig if they do a deal with the Dodgers.

A pitcher (or two) would likely head to Los Angeles in return. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Sunday that the Dodgers "still want to move" Puig, who has batted just .260/.320/.386 with seven home runs in 81 games this season. He is under contract through 2018.
Aug 1 - 12:38 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Dodgers "still want to move" Yasiel Puig.

It appears that the Dodgers would like to trade Puig and replace him with either Jay Bruce or Josh Reddick. Puig has hit only .255/.319/.406 since the beginning of last season and has dealt with multiple injuries. He's still just 25, though, and there will likely be some teams willing to gamble on Puig regaining his All-Star form.
Jul 31 - 3:14 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

He was out of commission for over a week due to a hamstring issue. Puig, assuming he can get through Sunday's game without a setback, is reportedly a candidate to be traded before the deadline.
Jul 31 - 2:09 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Puig made a pinch-hitting appearance on Friday night but the Dodgers are going to play it safe by keeping him out one more day. Andrew Toles will take his spot in right field and bat seventh against D'Backs right-hander Braden Shipley. Manager Dave Roberts said he expects Puig to return for Sunday's series finale.
Jul 30 - 7:34 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

He hasn't played in a week due to a strained hamstring and a disabled list stint could be in the offing. Andrew Toles is handling right field.
Jul 29 - 5:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Carlos Ruiz
3Shawn Zarraga
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Chase Utley
2Howie Kendrick
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Josh Reddick
2Andrew Toles
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Kenta Maeda
3Rich Hill
4Scott Kazmir
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Bud Norris
9Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Jesse Chavez
8Louis Coleman
9Adam Liberatore
10Grant Dayton
11Alex Wood
12Josh Ravin
13Chin-Hui Tsao