Yasiel Puig Investigated by MLB After Miami Bar Incident

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig tosses a ball during practice for the upcoming NLDS playoff baseball series against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Los Angeles. Their NLDS best of five playoff series begins Friday, Oct. 9, at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is facing an investigation from Major League Baseball after he was reportedly involved in a brawl at a bar and allegedly shoved his sister.

According to TMZ Sports on Nov. 27, Puig and his sister were drinking together at a bar in Miami before getting "into a heated argument...and things escalated when he pushed her." Per TMZ Sports, employees at the bar ran over to break it up, leading to Puig getting physical with them.

Continue for updates.


Latest on Timeline for MLB's Investigation into Puig

Monday, Dec. 7

MLB's investigation into Puig "is still ongoing," according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times


Dodgers President Comments on Puig

Monday, Nov. 30

TMZ Sports spoke to Dodgers president Stan Kasten, who spoke on the investigation into Puig and his status on the team:


MLB to Investigate Puig's Involvement in Bar Fight

Friday, Nov. 27

Hernandez, MLB is going to investigate Puig using the league's newly implemented domestic violence policy.

Hernandez provided more details from the incident:

The bouncer told police Puig had sucker-punched him. Puig said the bouncer was overly aggressive. Neither said they were interested in pressing charges, and (Major Delrish Moss) said the police considered the case closed.

The Dodgers declined to comment, as did Puig’s agent.

In August, per Paul Hagen of MLB.com, the league and Major League Baseball Players Association agreed to a new policy that covers domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Under the agreement, the commissioner's office investigates every allegation.

Once the investigation is complete, the commissioner decides "on appropriate discipline, with no minimum or maximum penalty under the policy." Players are allowed to appeal the decision.

Puig is coming off the worst season of his brief MLB career, playing a career-low 79 games because of injuries. The 24-year-old hit .255/.322/.436 with 11 home runs, but on Nov. 21, Hernandez noted the Dodgers aren't likely to trade Puig because his stock is so low.

This alleged incident will lead to more questions about Puig, though MLB's investigation is likely to take some time before providing a final verdict.

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