While the Los Angeles Dodgers have platooned in left field and done so at times in center field, Yasiel Puig has largely been the team’s everyday starter in right. Puig’s responded by quietly putting together a strong six weeks to start the season.
He’s been much improved from year’s past on taking pitches out of the zone, and regularly spoke of needing to maintain a strong work ethic and be a positive presence in the clubhouse. Puig has also been steadily improving his grasp of the English language.
The 26-year-old recently put some of that on display during his first appearance on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk.”
Hosted by Chris Rose and Kevin Millar, the daily show is big on laughs as they give a behind-the-scenes look into players’ lives.
Rose alluded to Puig’s physique and how he maintains being in good shape, to the dismay of himself and Millar. Some hilarious exchanges followed, ending with Rose asking how to match Puig’s muscle.
Puig also used the opportunity to discuss his charity, the Wild Horse Foundation, and its poker tournament on May 22 at Dodger Stadium. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards Puig’s foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that strives to aid economically disadvantaged children and families.