According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Dodgers have been looking for potential trade partners, hoping a team takes a chance on the contentious 25-year-old.
"The Dodgers are trying to give away Puig, but no luck. Puig, with Triple-A Oklahoma City, is considered toxic at the moment, but it takes only one team to want him," Cafardo said.
"He doesn’t have too many allies in the Dodgers organization, but as one team official said recently, 'At some point, the talent, the maturity is going to take hold. Someone will benefit from it. We hope it’s us, but it’s hard to envision it right now.'"
Since his demotion to Triple-A, Puig has been extremely effective, hitting .410/.477/.744 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in only 11 games. While his statistics as of late have been promising, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball was told recently that Puig's time in LA is likely done.
"Puig is off to a nice start in Triple-A, and he could become tradeable. Though, no one's claiming him … if they do, they're going to get him," one rival executive told Heyman.
Puig has two years left on a deal he signed in 2012, which will pay him $6.5 million in 2017 and $7.5 million in 2018.