Sunday, June 02, 2013

Is Puig Coming? Yes... Yes He Is!

With the recent rash of injuries to hit the Dodgers starting outfield, there has been much speculation regarding the possible promotion of Cuban slugging sensation Yasiel Puig.  Heck, now that we have both Kemp and Crawford out of the lineup there is no doubt a need to bring somebody up.  Well, earlier today there was some circumstantial evidence, via the Times Free Press of Chattanooga, that would lead one to believe that Yasiel's promotion was a certainty.
Chattanooga Lookouts outfielder Yasiel Puig left AT&T Field in street clothes late this afternoon, furthering speculation that he is being promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Puig was seen receiving congratulations from teammates in the clubhouse before today’s game against visiting Mississippi. Lookouts manager Jody Reed declined comment before his team took the field, and the Dodgers have yet to announce a transaction regarding Puig.
Now we find out that Puig is in fact coming to LA.  Via a tweet from David Vassegh of Fox Sports LA, we find out that it has just been made official.

I think we all have been eagerly awaiting for this moment.  Heck, maybe a little bit of youthful exuberance might be what we need to get us out of our funk.

Hat Tip: JP Hoornstra on Twitter
Pic Credit Above: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013

Here is the official press release from the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today optioned right-handed pitcher Matt Magill to Triple-A Albuquerque and announced that they will recall outfielder Yasiel Puig from Double-A Chattanooga tomorrow, when the club opens a 10-game homestand against the San Diego Padres. Puig, who will be making his Major League debut, hit .313 with 13 steals, 12 doubles, three triples, eight homers and 37 RBI in 40 games with the Lookouts, leading the Southern League with a .313 batting average and a .599 slugging percentage and ranking among the league leaders in steals (T-10th), doubles (T-5th), triples (T-7th), home runs (T-4th) and total bases (88, 6th). The 22-year-old was hitting .373 (19-for-51) with runners in scoring position for Chattanooga. Puig, who was signed as a free agent on June 29, 2012 out of Cuba, batted .517 with five doubles, two triples, three homers and 11 RBI in 27 Cactus League games with the Dodgers.

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Sunday Dodgers Videos: Crawford, Soccer at Dodger Stadium and 16-year Od Dodger Prospect Julio Arias

Here are this Sunday's Dodger videos below.

This is a great video montage of a fans day at a Dodger home game this past Sunday.

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If you haven't seen this already.  Here is Carl Crawford's phenomenal catch from Thursday.

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Below is the official announcement regarding the soccer games that will be played at Dodger Stadium later this year.
The LA Galaxy will play at the iconic Dodger Stadium for the first time in club history on Saturday, August 3 when they take part in a doubleheader at the stadium as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup. The doubleheader will feature Premier League side Everton, Italian Serie A champion Juventus and nine-time European champion Real Madrid of Spain, in addition to the two-time defending MLS Cup champion Galaxy. For more on this tournament, visit

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Watch 16-year old Dodger prospect Julio Urias making his professional debut below.  It is just a look at the very first batter he faces.

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