Yasiel Puig has captivated baseball since making his major league debut on June 3. He went 2-for-4 in his debut and threw out a runner to end the game, clubbed two home runs the next game, and had four home runs and 10 RBIs in his first five games with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Though Puig’s talent has made him the talk of baseball, he’s had some missteps along the way.
The young Cuban outfielder has made some baserunning errors and has been criticized by opponents for playing with some arrogance. Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero even says Puig is developing a bad reputation around the league.
It sounds like Puig is still learning what is considered acceptable behavior on and off the field.
ESPN’s Pedro Gomez reported in a piece on Puig that the outfielder’s interpreter has gotten into trouble this season for trying to get women’s phone numbers for the slugger.
“Puig’s interpreter was reprimanded by stadium security [in Phoenix] for trying to get a woman’s phone number for Puig. Not the first such occurrence a source told ESPN,” Gomez reported.
Players asking for girls’ phone numbers during games is nothing new. Alex Rodriguez reportedly did it last year during the playoffs and got busted for it. Usually players have clubhouse attendants help them out when they want numbers, and neither person gets in trouble. I’m not sure where Puig’s interpreter went wrong in his effort, but it sounds like an amateur hour operation.Google+