Report: Dodgers make Yasiel Puig available for trade
There have been teetering reports on whether or not the Los Angeles Dodgers would be willing to part ways with star outfielder Yasiel Puig at the trade deadline.
A new report suggests that Puig isn't off-limits as previous reports once asserted.
According to USA Today, the Dodgers have notified teams that Puig is available for trade and can be dealt if the deal is right.
The #Dodgers have let teams know that Yasiel Puig is available in the right deal, but teams showing much more interest in their prospects.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 28, 2015
The reports adds that other teams have been more interested in the organization's prospects, likely pitcher Julio Urias and shortstop Corey Seager, than the polarizing Puig.
Nearly at the same time the USA Today report was published, the Los Angeles Times posted a story on its website on Puig's reaction to the trade rumors.
"Players never want to be traded from their first team," the 24-year-old Cuban right fielders says. "But that's not our decision. … "I'll play anywhere. I came to the United States [from Cuba] to play baseball. Baseball is the same anywhere. If they want to trade me, that's their decision. I can't do anything about that."