Dodgers Rumors: No Evidence To Suggest Yasiel Puig Was Physical With Sister
Dodgers Rumors: No Evidence To Suggest Yasiel Puig Was Physical With Sister
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball is currently in the midst of investigating Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig over alleged domestic violence incidents.

Of the three, only Reyes was arrested; on Oct. 31 in Hawaii, the night of the alleged dispute.

Chapman’s alleged domestic incident occurred on Oct. 30 and involves him firing eight gunshots in his garage and putting his hands around his girlfriend’s neck.

While Puig made headlines for an altercation with a bouncer outside a Miami bar — Puig claimed he acted out of self defense — the scuffle began after Puig reportedly got physical with his sister.

However, MLB hasn’t found evidence to back that claim, via Bill Shaikin of the LA Times:

At this point, MLB investigators have found no evidence to support the claim that Puig hit his sister during an incident at a Miami bar last month, according to a person familiar with the probe but not authorized to discuss it publicly. However, the person said, because the investiagation has not concluded, the league is not in a position to clear Puig publicly before the Cuba tour begins Tuesday.

Despite the ongoing investigation and hesitation to publicly clear Puig, he remains on track to participate MLB’s tour of his native Cuba:

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is expected to join a goodwill tour of Cuba this week, even as Major League Baseball officials continue to investigate allegations of domestic violence against him.

Puig will be joined by teammate Clayton Kershaw on the tour, along with a handful of other MLB players. The trip will mark Puig’s first return to Cuba since he defected from the island in 2012.