Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:54:42 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig said he's unaffected by a story that details his escape from Cuba, including details that say he's receiving death threats from the human traffickers that smuggled him into Mexico. "I feel normal," Puig said in Spanish. "I'm focused on baseball and giving the best of myself to the team and, hopefully, everything turns out well on the field. Those things that are happening aren't affecting me."
Fantasy Tip: As an owner of Puig, you have to wonder how this development will affect his play, if at all. It hasn't been the kind of start most expected for the Cuban outfielder, but it's still early in the season.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:27:37 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he worries about OF Yasiel Puig after reports surfaced Wednesday, April 16, that reports he has received death threats from human traffickers that helped him defect from Cuba in 2012. "If you care about Yasiel, you worry about it," Mattingly said. "There's some serious stuff that he has to deal with. I think you have to worry about it if you care about him as a person. You worry about what he's going through."
Fantasy Tip: We'll never know if all the details of the report on Puig are true or how some of these allegations are weighing on his mind or affecting his play. As long as he's in the lineup, he needs to be in yours. Bottom line.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:59:38 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig was not in the lineup Wednesday, April 16, against the San Francisco Giants. Manager Don Mattingly said it was not because of the ball Puig did not run out Tuesday, April 15, but rather because he has never faced San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:48:31 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is sitting out Wednesday, April 16.
Fantasy Tip: It appears to just be a routine off day for the outfielder.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:44:54 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig has received threats from the human traffickers who helped him defect from Cuba to Mexico in 2012, according to an ESPN The Magazine investigation. There is also a civil lawsuit filed against Puig that accuses him of wrongfully accusing a man of attempting to set up a defection.
Fantasy Tip: Puig has been through a lot in order to defect Cuba and start a baseball career in the major leagues, which may explain some of his on- and off-the-field antics as a youngster.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:50:21 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (thumb) is back in the starting lineup Friday, April 11.
Fantasy Tip: Get Puig back in your lineups immediately.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:27:08 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (thumb) struck out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday, April 9.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:21:40 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (thumb) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, April 9, but he could be back Friday, April 11.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:13:08 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (thumb) remains out of the lineup for the second straight game with a strained left thumb ligament Tuesday, April 8. Puig was wearing a brace on his left hand during the game Sunday, April 6.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:12:43 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (thumb) is still considered day-to-day with his thumb ailment.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to check the daily lineups before inserting Puig into your starting lineup.