Dodgers' Yasiel Puig Got Into A Brawl At A Miami Bar
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was reportedly involved in a brawl at a Miami nightclub.Puig was at the Blue Martini in Miami on Wednesday night when he allegedly got into a fight with bar staffers. According to TMZ, Puig was drinking with a woman when they got into a heated argument and he pushed her. When the staffers went over the break up the argument, he in turn hit several of them.
When Puig was eventually brought outside, he reportedly "sucker punched" the manager, setting off another brawl. The outfielder was eventually restrained and police responded to the scene, but he was not arrested. The staff is considering pressing charges.
The incident was originally reported by Renato Bermudez of ESPN Deportes, who says Puig sustained an injury to his face:
Puig was an instant sensation when the Dodgers called him up to the big leagues in 2013, after signing him to a $42 million contract. His talent and flashy style made him a fan favorite, but along with it came the off-the-field incidents and the fact that his personality also rubbed some of his teammates the wrong way.
Earlier this month, former Major Leaguer Andy Van Slyke told a St. Louis radio station that "the highest paid player on the Los Angeles Dodgers" told the team's management that, "'The first thing you need to do is get rid of Puig.'" Van Slyke's son, Scott, plays for the Dodgers.
The highest paid player on the Dodgers, by the way, is ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw.