CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel Puig faces charges of reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance in Tennessee after police say he went 97 mph in a 50-mph zone early Sunday.
The Chattanooga Police Department report says Puig indicated he was serving as a designated driver when he was arrested at about 1 a.m. The report says Puig's car was going in and out of his lane and that ``it took blue lights and multiple siren blasts'' to get him to stop his car.
Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Sunday in a statement that the team takes Puig's arrest seriously and will handle discipline internally.
Puig, a 22-year-old Cuban defector, is hitting .333 with three homers and nine RBIs in 13 games for the Dodgers' Double-A farm team in Chattanooga. Puig signed a $42 million, seven-year contract last summer.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Twins Win Total Prediction Will the Minnesota Twins make any charge in the AL Central this season? Here’s our thoughts on their 2017 campaign.
Thumbnail Brewers Win Total Prediction Did the Milwaukee Brewers do enough this offseason to be competitive in the 2017 season?
Thumbnail Marlins Win Total Prediction After a very difficult end to 2016, can the Miami Marlins regroup and turn 2017 into an uplifting story?
Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.
Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...

MLB Team Pages