Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/4/13
What will the Dodgers do with Yasiel Puig? So all baseball fans were introduced to Yasiel Puig in Spring Training this year when he batted a modest .517!  In 58 ab’s he scored 16 runs, had 30 hits, 3hr, 11rbi and 4sb.  He slugged .828 with a total ops of 1.328!  That led Spring for the NL with anyone who had at least 50 pa’s. However you may remember the Dodgers making a huge trade last year and acquiring Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, which presents a problem.  There is no DH in the NL (yet) so where do you put Puig?  The 3 outfielders Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Crawford are signed through  2019, 2017, and 2017 respectively.   Sometimes teams will throw a guy at 1b to get his bat in the lineup, however AGON is signed through 2018 as well!  All four of those players are well into the 8 figures a year so there is no chance of cutting them, the only hope would be to trade one of the outfielders or use Puig as insurance in the event of an injury.  UNless they can convince someone ...
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