SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig believes he has the support system from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.
Puig returned to the starting lineup in right field for Thursday's series finale against the Giants amid news reports that smugglers who helped him defect from Cuba threatened his life.
While Puig can't address the details specifically because of a pending legal case, he said he will focus on baseball and on helping the defending NL West champion Dodgers keep winning.
The 23-year-old Puig, who was scratched from the starting lineup after arriving late for his team's home opener April 4, began the day batting .250 with one home run and five RBIs in his second major league season.

Recent MLB Discussions

REMAINING MLB PLAYS FOR MON. THE 30TH on Mon, May 2016 by Timmy1961
MLB MONDAY MAT 30 on Mon, May 2016 by capskip
MLB OVERS FOR MON THE 30TH 1ST SET on Mon, May 2016 by capskip
MLB Trends Monday, May 30 on Mon, May 2016 by Blade

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Yankees vs. Blue Jays Prediction Two teams jockeying for position in the AL East will meet tonight in Toronto when the Blue Jays host the Yankees at 7:07PM ET.
Thumbnail Can Pirates bounce back in Miami? Miami hasn’t received much help from Giancarlo Stanton during the past month. The slugger’s continued absence from the lineup is glaring, however, as the team tries to...
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Indians Free Pick The Rangers are playing good ball over their last 10 games but will they take down the Indians tonight at 6:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Angels Pick The Memorial Day baseball schedule closes out with the Los Angeles Angels hosting the Detroit Tigers at 9:05PM ET....
Thumbnail Rays vs. Royals Free Pick Will the Kansas City Royals kick off a series against the Tampa Bay Rays with a win tonight at 8:15PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages