No discipline for Dodgers’ Puig after domestic violence probe
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will not face discipline from Major League Baseball after it announced Wednesday the completion of an investigation into an alleged domestic incident with his sister.
There were no arrests or charges pressed in the incident. Police determined Puig and a bouncer fought but the player never shoved his sister.
“The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball has concluded its investigation into an alleged incident involving Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and his sister in a Miami-area nightclub on Nov. 26, 2015,” the league said in a statement.
“The investigation included interviews of witnesses, including Puig and his sister, as well as a review of video footage from inside the nightclub at the time of the alleged incident.
“The investigation did not uncover any witness who supported the assault allegation; both Puig and his sister denied that an assault occurred; and the available video evidence did not support the allegation, thus, barring the receipt of any new information or evidence, no discipline will be imposed on Puig in connection with the alleged incident.”
Puig, 25, was a rookie sensation in 2013 but missed about half of the 2015 season with hamstring and hand injuries.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has suspended New York Yankees left-handed closing relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman for 30 games under the league’s new domestic violence policy after an incident at Chapman’s Florida home. Chapman will not appeal the measure.
Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes, who is on paid leave after he was allegedly involved in an incident with his wife in Hawaii in October, will have his status reviewed after a trial that opens April 4 on a charge of abuse of a family member.