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Yasiel Puig is on his way to Los Angeles

Jun 2, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

Yasiel Puig AP

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, currently hitting .313 with a .982 OPS with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, has been promoted to the big leagues, tweets Scott Miller of CBS Sports. He was not in Chattanooga’s lineup yesterday or today, fueling speculation about the promotion. Center fielder Matt Kemp went on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring on May 31 and Carl Crawford had to leave last night’s game with a strained left hamstring, which left the team bereft of capable outfielders.

To make room on the roster, the Dodgers demoted Matt Magill, who had an ugly start in Colorado this afternoon in a Dodgers loss.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 2, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    It is going to be fun to hear broadcasters try to pronounce his name.

    • dondada10 - Jun 2, 2013 at 7:51 PM

      Scully is going to nail it.

    • dapuig - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

      Pronounced “Pwig” rhymes with “twig”

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:20 AM

        Glad to see that. I was afraid it rhymed with “pig”.

  2. oregoncoastdailynews - Jun 2, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Bad, Bad, BAD idea. The Dodgers are setting up this youngster to fail. Rushing this kid up to Dodger stadium will be a rush to his ego, but look at what’s happened to the players that have been brought up from Albuquerque. One poor performance after another. There are plenty of youngsters that need seasoning. Patience, Dodger management…..the time will come when they’ll be ready. Look what happened to Dee Gordon, who plays one level above Yasiel. Bad, BAD idea.

    • kingscourt25 - Jun 2, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      raked in Cuba
      raked in spring training
      raked in the 262 ABs in the minors

      Him being in the bigs is a little earlier than excepted, but I don’t see any problem here.

      Also, the players the Dodgers have been calling up from AAA are fringe players, signed during the McCourt years. Puig is the first new toy the new ownership brought. If he’s anything like Ryu then the Dodgers might have something here.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 2, 2013 at 8:27 PM

        “Raked”? I do not think that he was called up to be part of the grounds crew.

      • yahmule - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM

        A bunch of self appointed maturity police have condescendingly decided that Puig is mentally and emotionally incapable of handling success and if the success occurs at the Major League level, then he is certain to become an out of control egomaniac who will destroy life as we know it one self aggrandizing bat flip at a time. These people are assholes.

        Then there are the people who compare Puig as a prospect to Dee Gordon. These people should just relax and enjoy the show.

  3. losanginsight - Jun 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    He will shine in the Bigs. No one from Oregon knows what they are talking about.

  4. andreweac - Jun 2, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Can they take the Albertross and Scioscia too, please?

  5. paperlions - Jun 2, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Well, the Dodgers just became a more interesting team to watch. Right now, the only reason for a non-Dodger fan to tune into their games is to listen to Skully…now there are 2 reasons to tune in….because his PAs should be pretty interesting to watch.

    • yahmule - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM

      Clayton Kershaw every fifth day is an excellent reason to watch the Dodgers.

      • paperlions - Jun 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

        Oops, yeah, kind of forgot about him.

  6. pkers - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    I’m excited to see the fuss raised when other teams/announcers see him do his patented bat flip, as documented over at NotGraphs. http://www.fangraphs.com/not/yasiel-puig-bat-flip-alert-batting-practice-flip/

  7. kobeisking - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Absolute stud

  8. Alex K - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    I hope he poses and flips his bat half way to the dugout on his first HR. I think that stuff is really fun. Ortiz styled the shit out his his HR last night, and I couldn’t have loved it more.

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