Found June 03, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially promoted the $42 million man calling up top prospect Yasiel Puig. The native of Cuba has been tearing it up in Double A with the Chattanooga Lookouts hitting at a .313 clip with 8 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 40 contests before the promotion. The much heralded 22-year old will make his major league debut on Monday as the Dodgers are set to take on the San Diego Padres. The injury to superstar Matt Kemp and an ailing Carl Crawford precipitated the call for the services of Puig. It will be interesting to see how Puig fares against major league pitching after tearing it up in spring training. By the looks of this video, Puig has Hollywood swagger and should fit in nicely in Los Angeles. Check out the bat flip and walk out of the batters box after a minor league blast. He may eat some chin music from big league hurlers with that move in the show. The promotion will give the Dodgers faithful something to cheer about after the teams disappointi...

Dodgers' prospect Yasiel Puig, profile right fielder, amazes in his MLB debut

If anyone had doubts about Yasiel Puig's ability to be a right fielder long-term, just check out the last play of his Major League debut Monday night. Wow. What an amazing way to end ones big league debut. It was a perfect throw, too, especially considering his momentum was carrying him to the right field corner. Oh, and Puig went 2-for-4 with a two singles as the...

Yasiel Puig sparks double play with throw from warning track to end game (video)

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres on Monday night at Dodger Stadium and rookie Yasiel Puig’s contributions to the win, especially in the field, cannot be understated. In his MLB regular season debut and hitting in the leadoff position, Puig did his part by going 2-4 at the plate, but his [...]The post Yasiel Puig sparks double play with throw from warning track...

Yasiel Puig Throws Out Runner at First From Deep Right Field to End Game in Major League Debut (Video)

If you haven’t yet heard of Yasiel Puig, the below video ought to serve as an adequate introduction to the outfielder’s skill set. The 22-year-old is Major League Baseball’s latest Cuban import, as the Dodgers signed Puig to a seven-year, $42 million deal over the offseason. On Monday night, Puig made his MLB debut, immediately making an impact on the game. Puig had two hits...

Puig throws himself into the hearts of Los Angeles Dodgers fans

Yasiel Puig’s debut resulted in one play already nicknamed “The Throw.” “..there’s a small place inside of us they can never lock away, and that place is called hope.”    From the film “The Shawshank Redemption.” Well, much the way the San Francisco 49′ers have “The Catch,” Los Angeles  Dodgers fans now have “The Throw.”  Okay, so “the throw” didn’t...

Yasiel Puig was called up for one reason and one reason only

Behold! My skills! To reenact the scene where Mo Vaughn tackles George Bell to protect Aaron Sele. Seriously though, apparently something like this is likely to happen, but should it? While I understand the emotions as much as anybody, the Dodgers will unfairly never get actual retribution for Carlos Quentin being an idiot, and getting Stephen Fife ejected in the first inning is...

Dodgers call up their phenom

With Matt Kemp still on the DL, the Dodgers have decided to call up 22-year-old Yasiel Puig in hopes of giving their offense a bit of a boost. 

Dodgers Look to Yasiel Puig for Offensive Spark

The Yasiel Puig era is beginning tonight for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mired in a disappointing beginning to the 2013 season, the organization is looking to the 22-year-old outfield prospect in hopes of catching lightning in a bottle. A Cuban defector, Puig has just 63 games of professional experience under his belt in North America but he’s made the most of his time in the minor...

Yasiel Puig makes throw from warning track to end game with double play

Yasiel Puig left his mark on the game in his MLB debut on Monday night. The Cuban prospect went 2-for-4 with two hits batting in the leadoff spot for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also made a sick throw for a game-ending double play in the ninth. San Diego Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks was up [...]

LA Dodgers Has A New Rookie In Town And His Name Is Yasiel Puig

courtesy of   It didn’t take long for the Los Angeles Dodgers to reap the benefits from their much anticipated Cuban star, Yasiel Puig with two base hits, hitting a single up the middle for his first in his first career at-bat. But the story of the night was the top of the ninth inning and one out, Dodgers leading 2-1. San Diego Padres Chris Denorfia at first and Kyle...

Yasiel Puig completes his debut by doubling off runner off first from warning track

Dugout Digest - Puigmania

Yasiel Puig has arrived in Los Angeles, AND EVERYONE IS FREAKING OUT. Well, not really, but I digress. But Puig's debut last night went pretty damn well for the Dodgers, who beat the Padres 2-1. He went 2/4 with a pair of singles in the victory, but it was his game-ending throw to double Chris Denorfia off of first base that really caused all of the ruckus about his debut. Man...

Injuries Piling Up for Dodgers, Yasiel Puig to the Rescue?

The 2013 season has not gotten off to the start that the Los Angeles Dodgers and their faithful fans had hoped for. The first two full months of the season have been marred by injuries and no one on the roster seems to be immune from this rash of ailments. Let’s take a quick look at the list of injuries, the tentative return to play for each guy, and how significant each injury...

FAAB Mentality Week 10: Luke Gregerson, Yasiel Puig

Photo Credit: Dirk Hansen If you're like me, you lost Bryce Harper this weekend and need a replacement outfielder. We've got you covered with not one, not two, but three outfield options. We'll also take a look at the two new closers on the block and some starters that folks may be sleeping on.The following prices can be used as a guide for making free agent bids and...
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