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Yasiel Puig arrested in Florida on reckless driving charge

Yasiel Puig left Monday's game with a mild right knee strain. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) Yasiel Puig reportedly also was arrested for speeding in Tennessee in 2013. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested Saturday morning in Florida on a reckless driving charge, according to the Naples News. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said Puig was caught speeding at 110 mph in a 70 mph zone on the Alligator Alley section of I-75.

Lon Rosen, chief marketing officer for the Dodgers, said he was not aware of the arrest and could not comment on it.

According to, Puig was arrested in April 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance.

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Puig, 23, defected from Cuba in 2012 and signed a $42 million contract with the Dodgers. He finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .319 with 19 home runs and 42 RBI in 382 at-bats.

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