Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:17:42 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier said he prefers to be traded if he doesn't have a starting outfield job this year. The team's current plans have OF Carl Crawford in left, rookie OF Joc Pederson in center and OF Yasiel Puig in right field, with Ethier as the fourth outfielder. Ethier hit .249 with four home runs and a .691 OPS in 331 at-bats last year, and his production has declined since 2012.
Fantasy Tip: Pederson isn't guaranteed the starting center field job, he'll have to earn it in camp by beating out Ethier. Regardless, Pederson is an up-and-coming prospect that will be taken in the middle rounds of mixed-league drafts, while Ethier is an afterthought. If Ethier is dealt before the start of the season, he could find some value as outfield depth if he lands in the right situation.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:40:44 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig will win multiple MVPs if he can sustain his early season success, according to hitting coach Mark McGwire. "If we can put a full season together and if that lull toward the end of the season is not there — he has a big September, big playoffs — there's no question he's going to have several MVPs," McGwire said.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:44:51 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers are considering having OF Joc Pederson serve as the regular center fielder at the beginning of the 2015 season, with Yasiel Puig playing right field and Matt Kemp playing left field.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:50:31 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to trade any combination of OF Matt Kemp, OF Carl Crawford and OF Andre Ethier. Kemp is drawing wide interest from some teams. The Dodgers have said OF Yasiel Puig is not in play.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:53:03 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is not in the starting lineup for Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, Oct. 7. OF Carl Crawford is hitting second and OF Andre Ethier will start in center and hit sixth.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:51:18 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp sought out OF Yasiel Puig and exchanged words with him in the dugout Monday, Sept. 15. Kemp may have been angry that Puig didn't go first-to-third on a single to right field by 1B Adrian Gonzalez. It sounded like it wasn't the first time the Dodgers' tempers have flared at one another. Several sources have described the clubhouse atmosphere as "dysfunctional."
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:14:16 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig, who has seen his average drop from .323 on Aug. 3 to .293, was 0-for-2 with a walk Sunday, Sept. 7, after being dropped to seventh in the batting order for the first time in his two-year career. "Who do you want the extra at-bat going to? Right now, that's not necessarily Yasiel," manager Don Mattingly said. "Yas is probably hitting where he should be hitting right now. I think it's a place where you're not putting extra pressure on him."
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:48:50 -0700
Updating an earlier report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (illness) is out of the lineup Saturday, Sept. 6, due to an illness.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:51:09 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is out of the lineup Saturday, Sept. 6, in favor of OF Joc Pederson.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:36:34 -0700
Entering play Saturday, Sept. 6, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is 4-for-40 (.100) with one extra-base hit in his last 15 games.