The Los Angeles Dodgers head into the 2016 All-Star break after an impressive home stand. The Dodgers hosted their longest home stand of the season winning 7 of their last 10 games. The Dodgers received key pieces back including Yasiel Puig. Since returning from the Disabled List in June, Puig has been impressive for the Dodgers.
However according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal the Dodgers are said to be considering trading Puig before the non-waiver trade deadline. The deadline is August 1st at 4 p.m. ET. So far this season the outfielder has hit .258/.316/.389 with 7 home runs in 71 games.
“Yes, they will, if they aren’t already. It’s always an interesting discussion around Puig. Is it the right time? Should they do it? Should they not? He’s hitting better since coming off the disabled list.”
“Part of this will depend upon whether Andre Ethier returns and whether they can get another outfielder,” Rosenthal said on FOX Sports 1. “This could be the time where they say, ‘OK, let’s package Puig and do something else, bring back some players in return and see where that goes.”
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Puig has had a new attitude this season and has produced on the field following his return from a hamstring injury.
Including that walk, Yasiel Puig has a .458 OBP in 48 PA since returning from the DL
— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) July 6, 2016
Yasiel Puig has eight walks in his past 10 1/2 games.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) July 10, 2016
During Saturday’s win vs. the San Diego Padres, Puig added another highlight to his 2016 reel.
Yasiel Puig doing @YasielPuig things.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 10, 2016
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One of Puig’s biggest plays came after the Dodgers swept the Washington Nationals. Puig stunned his home crowd in a huge way after hitting a single to drive in Howie Kendrick. Puig circled the bases on an error and scored to win the game 4-3.
It took Puig 15.2 seconds to run the bases.
We asked fans on Twitter @DodgersNation if Puig should be traded.
POLL: FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal says Yasiel Puig is on the trading block. Should the #Dodgers try to trade him?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) July 11, 2016
The Dodgers head into the 2016 All-Star Break with a 51-40 record and 6.5 games back behind the San Francisco Giants. While some Dodgers will be participating in the All-Star Game in San Diego, according to his SnapChat Puig is in Las Vegas.
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