On Sunday, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball announced that Yasiel Puig had been claimed on Waivers. Many were worried that it meant the end for Yasiel Puig’s time in Dodger blue; On the flip side, many were ecstatic that he would finally be traded to another team.
Well, fans can rest easy knowing that he will not be traded after all. The team who claimed him and the Dodgers could not make a deal in the two days after claiming him, meaning he will stay with the Dodgers for now. The team that claimed Yasiel Puig was not announced, though rumors swirled that it was possibly the Boston Red Sox or the San Diego Padres.
time's up on puig talks (for whoever claimed him). yasiel will remain with the dodgers.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 31, 2016
Yasiel Puig claimed by Red Sox (Not officially confirmed)
— Antonio Puesán (@antoniopuesan) August 30, 2016
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 31, 2016
Though he will stay within the Dodgers organization, there is no guarantee that he will be a part of the September call-ups. The OKC Dodgers have clinched their division and can definitely use him in the playoffs. We will see if the Dodgers see it fit to have him rejoin Los Angeles.
The callups tomorrow: Barnes, Coleman, Avilan and Ravin. Still no decision on Yasiel Puig.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 31, 2016
Puig’s talent can with out a doubt help the team come October. I mean, come on. You can’t deny that when he’s performing like this with OKC:
All we can do now is wait for the official decision on whether or not Yasiel Puig has matured enough to compete at the major league level. In an interview he did with ESPN, Puig told Marly Rivera that playing with OKC has taught him humility and that he is grateful for it. Hopefully the front office sees this humility so that he can return to Los Angeles and be the spark that he once was for Los Angeles.