Yasiel Puig Suspended, Fined for Making Obscene Gesture at Indians Fans

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2017

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 03:  Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers sits in the dugout in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 3, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Barring appeal, the Los Angeles Dodgers will reportedly be without outfielder Yasiel Puig for one game in the future.

On Wednesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Puig was suspended for a game and fined as a result of his obscene gesture directed at Cleveland Indians fans during the Dodgers' 7-5 win Tuesday.

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Puig will appeal the punishment.  

Puig finished the game with two hits, one of which was a two-run homer in the second inning off Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer. He showed off his two middle fingers to a group of Indians fans after he rounded the bases.

"People were talking to me before the home run, and after the home run, they kept talking," Puig said, per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times. "I reacted that way, and stooped to their level."

McCullough noted Puig's teammates were amused with the incident in the locker room after the game.

Puig is slashing .239/.313/.418 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI this season, but the Dodgers can turn to Franklin Gutierrez in right field for a game if the former doesn't win his appeal.

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