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Dodgers’ $42 million prospect Yasiel Puig to miss Arizona Fall League with staph infection

Oct 10, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers prospect signed out of Cuba for $42 million in June, will not participate in the Arizona Fall League after being diagnosed with a staph infection in his right elbow.

It got so bad that Puig needed surgery, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that he should be ready to resume workouts in 3-5 weeks.

After signing with the Dodgers the 22-year-old outfielder was assigned to rookie-ball and then quickly moved up to high Single-A, hitting a combined .354 with five homers and a 1.076 OPS in 23 games.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Oct 10, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    $42 million and no position to play
    Brilliant

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