MLB won't discipline Yasiel Puig under domestic violence policy
MLB had been conducting a probe into the Dodger outfielder's alleged actions in a Miami nightclub in late November.
Major League Baseball had been investigating Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig for an alleged incident involving him and his sister in a Miami nightclub in late November. As such, Puig faced possible discipline under MLB's domestic violence policy. On Wednesday, though, MLB announced that Puig would not be disciplined. Here's the MLB statement in full:
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball has concluded its investigation into an alleged incident involving Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and his sister in a Miami-area nightclub on November 26, 2015. The investigation included interviews of witnesses, including Puig and his sister, as well as a review of video footage from inside the nightclub at the time of the alleged incident.
The Office of the Commissioner's investigation did not uncover any witness who supported the assault allegation; both Puig and his sister denied that an assault occurred; and the available video evidence did not support the allegation. Thus, barring the receipt of any new information or evidence, no discipline will be imposed on Puig in connection with the alleged incident.
Commissioner Manfred previously suspended Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman under this same policy, and he's yet to rule on Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife in a Hawaii hotel room on Halloween night. Manfred has already placed Reyes on paid administrative leave.
As for Puig, he's now clear to focus on his upcoming age-25 season. Coming into the 2016 campaign, Puig boasts an impressive career OPS+ of 141 across parts of three big-league seasons.
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