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Puig faces MLB investigation after bar fight

MLB.com Reporter @kengurnick

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will be investigated as part of MLB's domestic violence policy for his role in a recent bar fight, an MLB spokesperson said Friday night.

Police determined that Puig and a bouncer fought, according to the Los Angeles Times, but the player did not shove his sister, as was originally alleged. There were no arrests and both parties to the fight declined to press charges, so Miami police consider the case closed.

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will be investigated as part of MLB's domestic violence policy for his role in a recent bar fight, an MLB spokesperson said Friday night.

Police determined that Puig and a bouncer fought, according to the Los Angeles Times, but the player did not shove his sister, as was originally alleged. There were no arrests and both parties to the fight declined to press charges, so Miami police consider the case closed.

Both the Dodgers and Puig's agent have declined to comment on the incident.

Puig "sucker punched" a bouncer he felt had become physically aggressive, according to the Times report, quoting Miami police spokesman Major Delrish Moss. The altercation left Puig with injuries to his face, including a swollen left eye, according to Moss, and the bouncer with "a busted lip."

"To the best of our knowledge, the only physical altercation was between the bouncer and Puig," Moss told the L.A. Times.

Puig, 25, has been arrested twice for driving violations since joining the Dodgers in 2013. A rookie sensation in 2013, he missed roughly half of the 2015 season with hamstring and hand injuries.

Puig would be the second player investigated under MLB's new domestic violence policy. Colorado's Jose Reyes was the first after being charged with domestic abuse in Hawaii earlier this month and pleading not guilty.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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