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He is quickly becoming the talk of baseball. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has burst on to the scene with an incredible first two games. I thought the Dodgers should bring up Puig when outfielder Matt Kemp was sent to the disabled list. At the time, I figured that Puig would give the struggling team a spark. Well, he has certainly done that, but even I did not expect this.
Last June, Puig signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers. At the time of the signing, people did not know much about the 21-year-old outfielder from Cuba. Puig batted .330 with 17 home runs, 47 RBIs and 78 runs scored with the Cienfuegos Elefantes in the 2010-11 Cuban National Series. He hit for an average of .370 during the playoffs. He was considered the fastest player playing Cuban baseball. Puig dominated the Cuban league and if you watch him play for five minutes, you see that he has all the tools. It is easy to look back now and say that the Dodg...
BEST OF MAXIM
Yasiel Puig debuted for the Dodgers today, you may have heard.
He did things. Guy is a GIF waiting to happen.
Here are all of his plate appearances, in order:
Also, he’s a bit fast:
Oh yeah, and that throwing thing? He can do that:
Where’s The Throw™, you ask? Right here.
Yasiel Puig homered twice and drove in five runs in his second major league game, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for a 9-7 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
The 22-year-old Cuban defector made a curtain call from the top of the dugout steps after his second homer, a two-run shot with two outs in the sixth, when the Dodgers scored three runs to snap a 6-all...
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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.
Seeking an offensive spark for a team mired in last place and dogged by injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers are turning to prized prospect Yasiel Puig.
He was called up on Monday from Double-A Chattanooga, where he hit .313 with eight homers, 37 RBIs and 13 steals in 40 games. His batting average and a .599 slugging percentage led the Southern League.
The 22-year-old outfielder was...
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig electrified the Dodger Stadium crowd blasting his first major league home run, an estimated 439 foot bomb to left-center field. It was a three-run shot that tied the game 5-5. Puig had doubled in his first at-bat, then added his second major league home run with a two run shot in the bottom of the sixth to right field to put...
Dodgers top prospect Yasiel Puig had quite an encore after his
memorable debut, providing a much-needed spark to the club., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/puig-adding-to-his-growing-legend
(credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
All I can say is he is incredible! Dodger fans finally have something to cheer for. They may have just landed their own version of Mike Trout. The best thing that has happen to the LA may be the injuries to Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford. Los Angeles was force to call for some help and who better to bring a spark to an under...
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...
Tim Hudson was sharp for his 2nd straight outing on Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Dodgers shut out the Braves, 5-0. Hudson ended the night throwing 7 innings, 4H, 1ER, and 5K. After an Andre Eithier double in the 2nd, Hudson sat down 15 straight Dodger hitters. Although Hudson had a solid outing, the Braves bats did not give him any support. After a Van Slyke single...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Stults pitched seven solid innings and the San Diego Padres threatened twice in the late innings. They just couldn't find a way to beat the rival Dodgers.
Stults gave up home runs to Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke, and rookie Yasiel Puig's pinpoint throw from right field completed a game-ending double play in San Diego's 2-1 loss against...
Yoenis Cespedes hit two home runs for the A's Tuesday night. Yasiel Puig hit two home runs for the Dodgers. Yu Darvish didn't pitch, but no matter, he's still on pace for 320+ strikeouts this year.
The Cubs' plan following the 2011 season was to make a run at a slew of international free agents. That started with Darvish, an Iranian-Japanese phenom whose posting...