The Dodgers placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on revocable trade waivers Sunday, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. According to Rosenthal, Puig is likely to be claimed before his waiver period expires after 48 hours.
Rosenthal adds that the Dodgers are more likely to trade Puig this winter, when they will be able to negotiate with every team, and not just one. Puig drew some interest from clubs before the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline, with the White Sox being one of the teams with reported interest.
Puig, of course, was demoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City after the Dodgers acquired Josh Reddick from the Athletics amid concerns about Puig’s role in the team’s clubhouse. Despite an early incident involving offensive material on his Snapchat account, Puig has reportedly received positive reviews as a teammate at Triple-A while hitting .382/.440/.645 with five home runs in 22 games.
Los Angeles is said to be willing to move on from Puig in the near future, and will likely gauge trade interest both now and this winter. Puig, still just 25 years old, is under control for two more seasons and is owed about $17.5 million in that time.