It has been over two weeks since the Los Angeles Dodgers made the decision to send Yasiel Puig to the minors. Puig has seemed to be thriving with the OKC Dodgers and it seems his effort haven’t gone unnoticed.
It hasn’t been an easy transition for Puig especially following his infamous snapchat posts. However, it seems the Dodgers and Puig are trying to move forward. Los Angeles Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman recently traveled to OKC and seems optimistic on the 25-year-old.
After watching Puig’s performance first hand, Friedman said he spoke to Puig claiming their conversations were “very good”. It’s unclear what the Dodgers plans are, but he seem impressed with Puig’s work since joining the OKC Dodgers.
“He has obviously performed extremely well,” Friedman told OC Register’s Bill Plunkett. “What’s more impressive is the work he has been doing on his swing, making adjustments.”
“That process has been fun to watch. All the reports from our staff there have been incredibly positive. Witnessing him the past few days has been great because I think a lot of internal conversations we’ve had with him have really resonated.”
In Puig’s game on Tuesday he went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs. He also hit a 2-run home run in the 8th, putting up the only 2 runs of the game for OKC.
It seems Puig’s confidence is starting to build up while with OKC especially finding a way to take advantage of Triple-A pitching. After 9 games with the OKC Dodgers, Puig is batting .441 and has gone 15 for 34 with 6 multi-hit games.
He has also racked in two doubles, one triple and three home runs whiled adding 11 RBIs, six runs scored and five walks.
Puig’s future with the Dodgers is still up in the air, the team can place him on waivers in order to pursue a trade or call up Puig before going into the postseason. The Dodgers trade deadline brought in right fielder Josh Reddick who has been struggling at the plate, and making Dodger fans that much more anxious.