Los Angeles Dodgers higher-ups reportedly told outfielder Yasiel Puig that he will not be traded.

By SI Wire
July 25, 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers higher-ups told outfielder Yasiel Puig that he will not be traded, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

Heyman also reports that the Dodgers “are not having any conversations about Puig and are not interested in moving him.” Trade rumors had swirled about Puig recently with the trade deadline approaching.

Last week, Dodgers chairman Mark Walter said he “wouldn't give up on [Puig] now” despite the outfielder's struggles and reputation for inciting controversy.

Puig's numbers have dipped in his third major league season. After being named an All-Star last year, the 24-year-old is hitting .259 with six home runs and 22 RBIs in 51 games in 2015.

Los Angeles signed the Cuban as an amateur free agent in 2012.

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“Puig clearly, clearly has incredible potential and talent,” Walter said last week. “And I think he's got a big heart and wants to play hard. So I think that will show up.”

The Dodgers are currently in first in the NL West with a 56–42 record.

- Molly Geary

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