Dodgers paying attention to Yasiel Puig’s weight
One of those outfielders, Yasiel Puig, also has the team concerned because he showed up to camp with a few extra pounds.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Puig showed up to spring training weighing 251 pounds, 16 more than he weighed at the end of last season.
“We don’t feel it’s going to be a problem, but we’re paying attention to it, put it that way,” Mattingly said, via ESPN.com.
Puig weighed 235 pounds last spring. The team opens the season March 22 in Australia with a two-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Puig has not participated in baseball activities the past two days because of an injury suffered after he fouled a ball off his right leg. He has also been dealing with soreness in his shoulder.