Yasiel Puig suspended by MLB for obscene gesture vs. Indians

BY Lindsey Foltin • June 14, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been suspended one game by the MLB for making an obscene gesture towards Indians fans during Tuesday night's game in Cleveland.

Puig, who crushed a two-run homer off of Indians starter Trevor Bauer in the second inning of the series opener, appeared to complete his home run trot with a double middle-finger salute towards Tribe fans as he crossed home plate.



Puig did not deny making the gesture when asked about the incident in a postgame interview:

“People were talking to me before the home run, and after the home run, they kept talking,” Puig said via his translator (as reported by The Los Angeles Times). “I reacted that way, and stooped to their level.”

“It happened suddenly,” Puig said. “It was something that just came out.”

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