Report: MLB to investigate Yasiel Puig under domestic violence policy
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will be investigated by Major League Baseball under the new domestic violence policy after an altercation at a Miami bar on Wednesday night, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.
Major Delrish Moss of the Miami Police Department confirmed to the Times that Puig was involved in a fight with a bouncer, and sustained facial injuries, including a swollen left eye. The bouncer came away with a “busted lip.”
Neither the bouncer or Puig will press charges, so police consider the case closed.
The league’s probing into Puig for domestic violence stems from a TMZ report that Puig pushed his sister after a “heated argument.” Police told the Times that no such incident was alleged, and that the only physical altercation took place between Puig and the bouncer.
Puig is the second player to be investigated under the league’s new domestic violence policy, which was installed in August. Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes is currently under investigation for an incident in Hawaii earlier this month.
- Kenny Ducey