Update: OF Yasiel Puig Not On Dodgers' Flight, Will Be Demoted

Update: 8:05 p.m. ET

Puig's agent and Dodgers' officials have told Ken Rosenthal his original report was inaccurate. 

"I’m told he never went to the park," Adam Katz, Puig's agent, told Rosenthal. "The club informed me and the player understood clearly that they were making every to trade him and that if they were unable to come to terms with another club on a trade — and successful in acquiring another outfielder — that he likely would be demoted. My understanding is that transaction will happen tomorrow."

It seems that Puig storming off is not what happened, and that Puig was never even in the stadium. 

Original Post From 6:45 ET below: 

After the Los Angeles Dodgers traded for OF Josh Reddick before the MLB Trade Deadline, Ken Rosenthal reports the team told Puig he would be traded or demoted to the minors. Puig did not take well to that idea and has left the team.

Yasiel Puig did not travel with the Dodgers on Monday when they flew to Denver for a three-game series against the Rockies. Puig, 25, stormed off after arriving at Dodger Stadium and being informed that he would either be traded or sent to the minors, according to major-league sources.

Puig has been a head case at time with the Dodgers. Although he has played solid defense again this year, he has not hit well at all. He's hitting just .260 with only seven homers. 

Puig was spectacular during his rookie season at age 22, hitting .319 with 19 homers and 42 RBIs. However, he's regressed as a hitter since then, and some injuries have affected him. His decision to storm out of the facility is another example of his questionable behavior.  

The Dodgers could try to trade Puig during the waiver deadline, although it's unclear if he would make it through. Sending him down to the minors is also an option. 

If anything new develops, we'll update this story.

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