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Earlier this week, Yasiel Puig was demoted to the minor league. He will play for the L.A. Dodgers Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers. This move comes after two consecutive seasons in which Puig had underwhelming stats. Also, the Dodgers just made traded for multiple players, which required more roster space to be available.
Puig has had multiple injuries this season, which was possibly a factor in the decision and a factor that resulted in Puig missing game time. His roster spot will taken by outfielder Josh Reddick, who recently came to Los Angeles from the Oakland Athletics.
Puig has batted .260 with 7 home runs and 34 RBI’s this season. In July, Puig batted .283, but only had six extra-base hits, and only one home run. This season, he has an OBP of .320, a SLG of .386, and an OPS of .706. These stats are noticeably lower when compared to his 2014 All-Star season. When Puig was demoted, there was a report that he stormed out of the clubhouse upon hearing the news. This report has now been debunked, but Puig has forgiven the reporter.