Puig will be investigated by the commissioner's office under MLB's new domestic violence policy after an incident at a Miami bar Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez reports. Nobody is pressing charges after Puig apparently got into a fist fight with a bouncer, so police consider the case closed. However, MLB still has the power to dole out punishment under the new policy. The domestic violence element stems from a TMZ report that bar employees got involved in the situation after Puig had a physical altercation with his sister. MLB has the power to hand out any punishment they deem necessary in these cases, so in theory Puig is in danger of being suspended for games in 2016.
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will start Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday against the Mets. Puig has been held out of the starting lineup in each of the first three games, but with lefty Steven Matz set to take the mound, he will be inserted into the lineup and hit sixth.
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig made the 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Mets, per the Los Angeles Times. His spot wasn't necessarily secure at the end of the regular season, but Scott Van Slyke's slow progress from a wrist injury cemented Puig's status. The Mets are trotting out three straight right-handers to start the series, so expect Puig to be limited to pinch-hit/bench duty until Game 4.
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig said Wednesday that he will be on the Dodgers' NLDS roster, ESPN Los Angeles reports. While the Dodgers haven't formally submitted their roster for the Division Series, the players of been informed of their status, and Puig told the media he's made the cut. Scott Van Slyke's slow progress from a wrist injury solidified Puig's spot, as the Dodgers need a right-handed bat to use off the bench against right-handers and start against lefties. Puig returned for the final two games of the regular season after missing more than a month following another hamstring setback.
Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig made his return from the DL on Saturday, going 1 for 3 in a 2-1 win over San Diego. Puig has been out more than a month with a hamstring injury, so it was crucial for the Dodgers to get him back before the postseason. The star outfielder has not lived up to his draft-day price tag this season, but he can make an impact for LA when it matters most. With the depth the Dodgers have, it seems very possible that Puig will only play against lefties for the remainder of the season.