Yasiel Puig has officially been demoted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and was optioned to the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Puig was not on the flight with the team for their three game road series against the Colorado Rockies starting this past Monday. The Dodgers were on the lookout to trading Puig before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline, and if nothing came about then they would be demoting him. But no teams were takers in finalizing a trade to acquire Puig. The talented outfielder has been struggling the last two years in L.A. with a steady decline in all batting categories (BA, OBP, SLG, OPS).
Puig has also had some bad history with the front office and incidents with some of his teammates. This experience should be humbling for Puig as he looks to resurrect his career and make it back in L.A. before the postseason arrives. The Dodgers could still be looking to move Puig out of the Dodgers organization by putting him on waivers but that is unknown.
The Oklahoma City Dodgers start a four-game home stand this week against the Round Rock Express (Triple-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers). But sources are that Puig will get his first start with Oklahoma City this Sunday against the Iowa Cubs in Iowa. The series against Iowa is four games and then Oklahoma City will have a long eight-game home stand starting next Friday, August 12th against El Paso and Albuquerque. You might mark your calendars for next week as Puig could be in town.
Check out the latest article below from Bleacher Report on Yasiel Puig’s move to Oklahoma City