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CBS Sports is reporting that the Red Sox are one of the teams scouting Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.
Call it the “Puig effect”.
The Dodgers seem to have scored big when they signed Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig for $42 million, so it’s no surprise they are in on Gonzalez as well.
However, the Red Sox have sent eight, count ‘em, eight scouts to evaluate Gonzalez Friday in Mexico. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was the only GM in baseball to witness Gonzalez's showcase first hand last week.
"He's a real talent," one scout told CBS’ Scott Miller. “His stuff is top shelf. He threw it over the plate, and he can make it move. He's really good.”
Gonzalez threw his fastball mostly at 94-95 mph.
The 26 year-old is surely an interesting target for the Red Sox. Gonzalez has over three years of professional experience in Cuba which makes him a true international free agent. What does that mean? It will be costly to si...
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Ron Reiring I got a chance to watch Yasiel Puig continue his remarkable run Thursday night with a 2-run single to beat the Phillies, and that was after face-planting into the outfield wall. Great rookie numbers, crashing into walls? Sounds like somebody else we know. But what do we do with this guy if he’s on our fantasy team? Ride it out and enjoy the show? Sell him high...
Yasiel Puig homers in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Giants Monday night.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At least that is how author Charles Dickens summed up 18th century England in “A Tale of Two Cities.” Today, that saying might apply to sports fans.
The NBA and NHL just concluded a very thrilling postseason and sports junkies now have to get their thrills...
Yasiel Puig may have taken Major League Baseball by storm, but NL All-Star manager says the phenom still has to prove himself if he wants to play in the midsummer classic.
Young Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has gone from being a well known Cuban outfielder, to signing with the Dodgers on seven-year, $42 million deal, to being called up, to future all-star. All of that, in one year? That's what people are talking about.
Yasiel Puig has been the talk of MLB with his outstanding defense, power hitting and his ability to drive runs in during key...
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Yasiel Puig see ball hit ball far. The Dodgers’ 22-year-old stud hit his seventh homer Monday night in just his 20th MLB game. He’s doing just about everything right. Minus a gaffe in Monday’s game in right field, he’s making highlight plays defensively and offensively. MLB Network’s Heidi Watney tweeted Monday night that Puig is the first player in...
Quite obviously, the first game of the series against the San Diego Padres did not end as the Phillies, and their fans, had hoped. However, the team did rally to secure the next two games, meaning they headed into their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a series win....
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We are nearing the mid-way point of the 2013 MLB season with the All-Star break looming in the near future. Many highly touted rookies have enjoyed early success at the major league level thus far into their young careers.
First and foremost is Yasiel Puig, the man is an absolute beast and has been destroying major league pitching since his promotion. Puig was called up after the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rookie sensation Yasiel Puig singled home the tying and go-ahead runs in the seventh inning, Andre Ethier had a two-run double, and the Los Angeles Dodgers opened a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies with a 6-4 victory on Thursday night. Greinke (4-3) struck out five over seven innings and allowed four runs on 12 hits, including solo homers...
Yasiel Puig doing something remarkable is becoming so common that it hardly qualifies as news anymore.
The young Cuban phenom seems to be able to handle just about every pitch thrown to him. If he makes a play that looks bone-headed, he usually makes up for it an inning or two later by making a play that drops jaws. A hard throw to get a runner taking an extra base. A diving...
It’s been a rough year for the last place Los Angeles Dodgers. As Matt Kemp returns to the line-up Tuesday night there is hope the team can finally turn it around. Kemp has been out since injuring his hamstring on May 29. Prior to the start of Tuesday’s game against their division rival, the San Francisco Giants
The Los Angeles Dodgers won their sixth in a row on Thursday night behind an offense that has suddenly come to life. Yasiel Puig proved he can hit the down and away slider to drive in two runs to go ahead for what would be a 6-4 victory at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The game looked like it would be lopsided after the first inning that saw the Dodgers get three hits and...
Your browser does not support iframes.An errant paper airplane made its way onto the Dodger Stadium field during Friday night's game between the Phillies and Dodgers.It's not too hard to blame the culprit, though. The few Los Angeles fans who were still left by the time this happened in the ninth inning had likely grown extremely restless and bored.In fact, the airplane&...
Philadelphia Phillies (38-42) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (36-42)
John Lannan (0-2, 5.84) vs. Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.09)
TIME: 10:10 PM
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 80′s, sunny
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The Phillies will look to John Lannan to stop Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers tonight, who have won six in a row. Last night, Puig won the game for them with a 2-RBI single...