Dodgers option Puig to make room for Reddick, Chavez
DENVER (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned Yasiel Puig and Ross Stripling to the minors to make room for their new additions, outfielder Josh Reddick and reliever Jesse Chavez.
Los Angeles told Puig not to come to Dodger Stadium on Monday ahead of the team's departure to Colorado for a series against the Rockies. The Dodgers were trying to trade Puig before the non-waiver trading deadline Monday but couldn't find a deal.
They were able to acquire Reddick and left-hander Rich Hill from Oakland, as well as Chavez from Toronto. Hill is on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his pitching hand.
Puig was an All-Star in 2014 after a meteoric rise with the Dodgers, who signed the prospect to a seven-year, $42 million deal in June 2012. He hit 35 homers and drove in 111 runs while batting .305 in 2013 and 2014, but slipped to .255 last season while playing in just 79 games due to hamstring troubles.