Yasiel Puig’s wild night in Miami continues to sound increasingly less wild as facts roll in regarding not only the police report, but MLB’s investigation.
TMZ’s reporting sounds a lot less like actual reporting as it does poke around and hope to find inflammatory violence.
This, via the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin:
At this point, MLB investigators have found no evidence to support the claim that Puig hit his sister during an incident at a Miami bar last month, according to a person familiar with the probe but not authorized to discuss it publicly. However, the person said, because the (investigation) has not concluded, the league is not in a position to clear Puig publicly before the Cuba tour begins Tuesday.
This by no means Puig is completely cleared of further punishment from the league or even that he’s free of speculation from fans and Dodgers officials alike. He put himself in a situation to be questioned in an offseason where he was under all kinds of microscopes, which is worrisome for a franchise that doesn’t really feature a single outfielder entering 2016 deserving of much confidence.
It’s almost artistically fitting that while he is part of a charitable trip to his native Cuba he’d be under further investigation. That’s kind of how his career has gone, isn’t it? Two steps forward — one backward.
Here’s hoping — for everyone involved — that Puig can put his right foot forward consistently as he matures.