Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig arrested
Los Angeles Dodgers high priced Cuban free agent and spring training sensation Yasiel Puig was arrested in Chattanooga, Tennessee, early Sunday morning and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance, according to a booking report from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office. This according to ESPNLosAngeles.com Mark Saxon. The 22 year-old Puig set the Cactus League on fire by batting over .500 in his inaugural spring, after signing a $42M contract in June. Puig has been a can’t miss Cuban prospect for a few years, and had attempted to defect before 2012, but successfully did so via Mexico before signing the large contract.
Discipline will be handled by the Dodgers internally, you can’t be too surprised with a kid who is still adjusting to extraordinary wealth and a new country with a lot of freedoms. That being said, I would think the Dodgers would send a strong message in punishment, if for no other reason than to protect their investment. Boys will be boys, but when this boy hits the majors, this sort of indiscretion could cause a playoff spot or even championship to be lost.
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