YASIEL PUIG NEWS

Kershaw whiffs 8 in 1st outing since taking liner off jaw

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Clayton Kershaw struck out eight in six innings, and Yasiel Puig and Jimmy Rollins homered to help the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Chicago White Sox 9-6 on Thursday. Kershaw showed no ill effects from his previous outing against Oakland last Friday, when he was hit in the jaw by a line drive and chipped a tooth. He gave up four hits and a run, walking one...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Puig’s epic bat flip and cannon arm

Spring Training is usually a light-hearted affair with players more worried about playing a round of golf after the game, than the game itself. However, sometimes during these glorified scrimmages a player will do something that will even have the announcers in awe. On Wednesday in a game against the Padres in Glendale, Yasiel Puig of the Dodger had a memorable inning. In the top...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Norris homers, Padres lose to Dodgers 9-5

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yasiel Puig hit his fourth home run this spring, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Puig connected for a two-run shot in the first inning against Jason Lane. The drive sailed over the left field fence and off the wall of the Dodgers' complex at Camelback Ranch. Puig, who also singled, hit the first of four...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig hits 4th spring homer, Dodgers beat Padres

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Yasiel Puig hit his fourth home run this spring, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Puig connected for a two-run shot in the first inning against Jason Lane. The drive sailed over the left field fence and off the wall of the Dodgers' complex at Camelback Ranch. Puig, who also singled, hit the first of four...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Dodgers sign Hector Olivera to 6-year deal

In a move that sets off a bomb in the competitive National League West, the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Cuban free agent Hector Olivera to a 6-year deal worth $62.5 million. The deal includes a $28 million signing bonus. With the Padres, Braves, Athletics, Giants and Dodgers reportedly bidding right up until recently, the infielder chose a Dodgers team loaded with Cuban talent...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers to sign Cuban INF Hector Olivera

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Dodgers will sign Cuban infielder Hector Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million contract, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports. Source: Cuban INF Hector Olivera has agreed to a 6-year, $62.5 million deal with Dodgers. $28MM signing bonus. Check http://t.co/mkcBse7p5i — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) March 24, 2015 ...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu to begin season on disabled list

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will begin the 2015 season on the disabled list because of shoulder discomfort, manager Don Mattingly said Sunday. After experiencing stiffness in his shoulder during his outing on Tuesday, Ryu had a cortisone injection. Despite the injection, Ryu couldn’t throw as the Dodgers had hoped. “It wasn’t really...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kluber goes over 5 innings in Tribe win over Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yasiel Puig and Enrique Hernandez each homered off Indians AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, but Cleveland beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Sunday. Hernandez, the Dodgers' leadoff batter, hit Kluber's sixth pitch of the day over the center field fence. Puig connected on Kluber's first pitch of the fourth inning for his third homer. Kluber pitched 5 2...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Puig homers off Indians' Kluber

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Yasiel Puig and Enrique Hernandez each homered off Indians AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, but Cleveland beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Sunday. Hernandez, the Dodgers' leadoff batter, hit Kluber's sixth pitch of the day over the center field fence. Puig connected on Kluber's first pitch of the fourth inning for his third homer. Kluber pitched 5 2-3...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig, Carson hit 3-run homers; Dodgers beat Rangers 11-6

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer on the first pitch he saw, Matt Carson added another three-run shot, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 11-6 on Friday night. Texas starter Anthony Bass and Los Angeles starter Erik Bedard combined to allow 10 runs in the first inning before the scoring finally settled down in the opener of a split-squad, two-game...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw struck by line drive, stays in game

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw endured a scary moment early in Friday’s Cactus League game against the Oakland Athletics. With Athletics infielder Andy Parrino at the plate, Kershaw was struck in the face by a line drive. Kershaw goes down hard after line drive by Parrino hits him in face. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Players to Reach for in 2015 Fantasy Baseball Drafts

There are two situations in which I want to reach for “my guy” in the draft. To create the core of my team, or roughly the first five rounds of a draft Late in the draft to ensure I own a player I value more highly than others The point of this article is not to give you players that every other site will tell you to draft. While George Springer is a great player, I won’t be...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers OF Puig ill, scratched from lineup

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been scratched from the lineup because of an illness. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Puig arrived at training camp on Saturday feeling sick to his stomach. ''We sent him home,'' Mattingly said. Puig was scheduled to be the designated hitter against Cleveland. Yasmani Grandal replaced him. Puig, an All-Star last...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Yasiel Puig is thrilled he hits cut-off man in new video game

Yasiel Puig is known for being an exciting baseball player with a lot of talent He's also known for having some issues with the basic fundamentals. Notably, the outfielder has struggled to hit the cutoff man throughout his career. This has not been lost on the 24-year-old, who made light of his defensive lapses in an Instagram post a couple of months ago. Puig made another joke about...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell’s best MLB moments

Will Ferrell’s 10-team, five-ballpark, nine-position excursion on Thursday lasted 15 hours. Ferrell is dedicating the HBO project to the fight against cancer, while also honoring Bert Campaneris’ historic feat of playing every position on the field for the Kansas City A’s in a game against the Angels 50 years ago. Here’s was his schedule: 12:05 p.m. Seattle Mariners...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Official Video: Yasiel Puig is running into things already

LA Dodger Yasiel Puig chases down a long fly by Chicago Cub Anthony Rizzo and crashes hard into the wall in right-center field.Your browser does not support iframes.Bam.Anthony Rizzo I said!Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig makes catch while crashing into wall

Another Cactus League game, another highlight for Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Yasiel Puig.  Two days after hitting a towering home run, he flashed his leather in centerfield (as opposed to his usual right field) by snagging a long drive by Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo.  Check out everyone’s favorite player to talk about (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes...
Via Reading Between The Seams
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers Yasiel Puig hits moon shot home run off of Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are expected to battle for the National League West title this year.  A title that the Dodgers currently hold.  Of course, the Giants have the Commissioners Trophy as World Series Champions so they are none too concerned.  The teams squared off in the Cactus League today for a friendly game.  The ‘MLB The Show 15′ cover boy...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s your first Yasiel Puig TOOTBLAN of the year

Death, taxes, and Yasiel Puig getting thrown out on the basepaths for being too aggressive. Post by The Outside Corner. Yup, baseball is back. The post Here’s your first Yasiel Puig TOOTBLAN of the year appeared first on The Outside Corner.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s your first Yasiel Puig TOOTBLAN of the year

Death, taxes, and Yasiel Puig getting thrown out on the basepaths for being too aggressive. Post by The Outside Corner. Yup, baseball is back. The post Here’s your first Yasiel Puig TOOTBLAN of the year appeared first on The Outside Corner.
Via Bloguin Best
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig smuggler sentenced to prison, house arrest

MIAMI -- A businessman who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig get out of Cuba to sign a rich American baseball contract was sentenced Friday to a month in prison and five months' house arrest for violating U.S. immigration laws. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola on Friday gave Gilberto Suarez, 41, less than the one-year maximum partly because his main role in the 2012 smuggling...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can Statcast Teach Us About the Dodgers?

Sabermetrics, at their core, should always be changing. A few years ago we were using VORP, win shares, and the like. Most stats we used 10 years ago are gone or obsolete. A lot of the posts at Dodgers Digest will have obsolete statistical lingo down the road. We still have to use the best tools available at the time, but there is always room for innovation and refinement of knowledge...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida man faces sentencing in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig

MIAMI (AP) A South Florida businessman is set to be sentenced for illegally helping finance the smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba. Gilberto Suarez is likely looking at a prison term of up to a year at Friday's hearing before U.S. District Judge Robert Scola. Prosecutors say Suarez has cooperated extensively in the investigation. Investigators say Suarez...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw is Dodgers Opening Day starter

The Los Angeles Dodgers are preparing for Opening Day on March 4th against the Chicago White Sox, and they announced today that Clayton Kershaw will be their opening day starter. Obviously that isn’t much of a surprise, but this time of year is exactly when excitement begins rising about the upcoming baseball season. .@Dodgers announce @ClaytonKersh22 will start #OpeningDay...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect from Yasiel Puig in 2015

There may not be a more polarizing player in Major League Baseball than Yasiel Puig. People love him. People hate him. People think he is amazing. People think he is a train wreck. And sometimes, all of those characteristics are said by the same person in a span of seconds. The characteristics made of Puig can be as impulsive as Puig’s actions himself. There is no question that...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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