Making Moves: Yasiel Puig arrested, injury moves, player released


Yasiel Puig, in addition to being shelved on the DL, has now been arrested in Chattanooga.

Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig was arrested Sunday morning and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance.

Puig was arrested by police in Chattanooga, Tenn., and spent a short time in the Hamilton County jail before he was released. Puig has a hearing in Hamilton County court scheduled for May 14.

“We’re aware of it … we take it seriously,” said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. “We’ll be handling discipline internally.”

As far as arrests go, this is probably best-case scenario, but it’s still dumb.


Ted Lilly was recalled on Wednesday and Tim Federowicz was optioned. Then on Saturday, Stephen Fife was placed on the DL and Matt Magill was recalled.


In MILB news, the team released LHP Gregg Downing.

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