After a frustrating 2015 campaign, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is making headlines in a good way. With Spring Training just around the corner Puig is already ahead of the curve by slimming down.
Puig now weighs 240 pounds, which is 15 pounds lighter than the listed weight in the Dodgers 2015 media guide. It seems Puig was putting work at the stadium as well as on his own, according to SportsNetLA reporter Alanna Rizzo.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) January 27, 2016
It seems Puig is finding different ways to stay fit during the off-season like playing soccer with some fierce competitors as captures by L.A Daily News writer J.P. Hoornstra.
Puig’s efforts aren’t going unnoticed. Dodgers manager admitted that despite not sitting down with Puig yet, he can see that he is in good shape. Roberts also stated during an event with the Dodgers this week that he plans to sit down with Puig at Spring Training.
Puig isn’t the only Dodger slimming down. Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is looking to do the same as Spring Training approaches. Ryu has been throwing pitches at CamelBack Ranch in Arizona as captured in photos taken last week.
— Joseph Kim (@blackwings2011) January 20, 2016
With no setbacks Ryu is on track to being back by Opening Day. DodgersNation writer Justin Russo has the full story.
Another story to hit the wires was Dodgers shortstop Cory Seager being named the No. 1 shortstop prospect to watch in 2016 by the MLB Pipeline.
A lot of notable names on the list including someone related to the Dodgers family. Dodgers left-fielder Carl Crawford’s cousin J.P. Crawford comes in at No. 2 on the list.
There has been a lot of changes with the Dodgers this off-season, and another one might be on the way.
As the beloved Vin Scully enters his final year with the Dodgers as their announcer the city of Los Angeles hopes to honor him in the biggest way.
Councilman Gilbert A. Cedillo submitted the motion on Jan. 26 to give Scully his own street. Cedillo plans to rename Elysian Park Avenue from Sunset Blvd. to Dodger Stadium way. The proposed name? Vin Scully Avenue. No word yet on when/if the proposal will be approved by city officials, but fingers crossed.
Whether the name is approved by this year or 2017, I’m sure we can all imagine ourselves going to Dodgers games and FanFest cruising down Vin Scully Ave. Until then, Elysian Park Ave will do. Also don’t forgert the Dodgers will host the 2016 FanFest celebration on Saturday, Jan 30 starting at 10AM. To claim your free admission ticket click here.