Dodgers’ Puig to play in Arizona Fall League

Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers’ $42-million Cuban outfielder, is scheduled to play in this year’s Arizona Fall League.

Puig could no doubt use the extra work, having not played for over a year after defecting from Cuban and signing with the Dodgers in June.

He has appeared in 12 games for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga this season, batting .386 (17 for 44) with one home run, four RBIs and six stolen bases.

Puig will be one of seven Dodgers playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the six-team league that plays for just over five weeks beginning Oct. 9.

Scheduled to join Puig on the Solar Sox from the Dodgers system are outfielder Joc Pederson, infielder Rafael Yona, catcher Gorman Erickson, right-hander Red Patterson, and left-handers Eric Eadington and Steven Rodriguez.

Rancho Cucamonga’s Matt Herges will serve as the Mesa pitching coach.

-Steve Dilbeck