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Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig Makes Appearance at Winter Meeting

We are one day into the MLB Winter Meetings, and a ton has happened already. Justin Verlander will be heading to New York to become a Met, and Trea Turner is heading to Philadephia to join his buddy, Bryce Harper.

Many talks are happening, and we aren’t even close to the madness that will be upon us.

While your Dodgers and president of baseball operations, Andrew Freidman, are cooking something up down in San Diego, a former dodger decided to take the trip down south to the Winter Meetings.

Yasiel Puig is back in Southern California, where he spent six years as a member of the Dodgers.
With the Dodgers, Yasiel was the energy plug while slashing .279/.353/.478 with a .831 OPS.

This past season, he played in Korea for the Korean Baseball League representing the Kiwoom Heroes. He batted .277 and hit 21 home runs and 73 RBIs in 126 games.

Puig recently came out in the news for lying to federal agents in an illegal gambling investigation.
Before the reversal, the 31-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement which carries a maximum of five years in federal prison.

The Wild Horse is a fan favorite for the Dodgers, and we watched him grow into an explosive player in L.A. Puig was named an All-Starter in 2014, making him the youngest Dodger starter for an All-Star game since Steve Sax in 1982.

We wish nothing but the best for the former Dodger.

Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).


  1. I wouldn’t be opposed to signing him. He’s a right handed bat with power. Better option than Alberto was last season. A salary with incentives. And if he starts with his antics. Say adios.

  2. I’d rather see Puig in left field than an old semi-washed up player. I agree with Mr. Leal, The Dodgers at this point want to save money and although Puig is not a candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship, he MIGHT realize that this could be his last chance. Also, the fans like him. It is an interesting situation.

  3. Yasiel was my favorite Dodgers player when he came up. Vin tagged him correctly as the “wild horse” He woke up some fat and lazy all stars and the Dodgers were fun to watch again.

    Sadly, he has too much self inflicted baggage to be in the club house

  4. He was fun to watch, but apparently much less fun in the clubhouse with coworkers. And .277/21/73 in the Korean league I suspect translates to .190/10/33 in MLB. Kind of like Jose Conseco, except not as good. Electric at times, but not enough times.

    Good luck Yasiel, I hope to see you playing in the bigs again.

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