Dodgers 'Disappointed' in Yasiel Puig Following His Reckless-Driving Arrest

Yasiel Puig
Yasiel Puig
 Joe Pugliese

The Los Angeles Dodgers organization says it is "disappointed" in outfielder Yasiel Puig following his arrest for reckless driving over the weekend.

"We have spoken to Yasiel and made it clear that we, as an organization, are very disappointed in his recent behavior," the ballclub said in a statement. "This is a very serious issue to us, and we will continue to educate him and strive to further develop his growth off the field and as a member of this community."

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The Florida Highway Patrol said Saturday that Puig was arrested after officers clocked him driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone. A news release from the Highway Patrol said a white Mercedes driven by the 23-year-old Cuban defector was pulled over around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said Puig was arrested and charged with reckless driving and taken to the Collier County jail for processing.

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Puig hit .319 with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs during the 2013 season.

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