Report: Yasiel Puig excused early from Tuesday’s game to deal with burglary
Yasiel Puig on Tuesday night was the victim of a fourth burglary of one of his homes in the past 18 months. The Los Angeles Dodgers slugger was noticeably absent following the team’s 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in 10 innings at Dodger Stadium.
The Orange County Register’s Bill Plunkett reported via Twitter Wednesday evening that the Dodgers excused Puig from the game early to deal with the latest burglary. Plunkett adds in his tweet that Puig was not inclined to discuss the incident on Wednesday during batting practice.
#Dodgers Yasiel Puig was allowed to leave the stadium before the end of last night’s game in order to deal with burglary at his home. Puig did not want to talk about the situation during BP this afternoon.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) September 20, 2018
Tuesday’s incident at Puig’s San Fernando Valley home marked the fourth time one of Puig’s homes has been burglarized in the past 18 months. The first such break-in occurred at a home Puig owns in Sherman Oaks in March of 2017 while the last thee burglaries occurred at the home broken into Tuesday evening.
“A cellphone linked to security cameras at the home alerted a member of Puig’s entourage who called the Los Angeles Police Department immediately, about 8 p.m, according to two police sources,” per the Los Angeles Times.
“Surveillance footage revealed that the intruders had broken in through a window at the back of the house, according to sources. Officers are still working to determine what was stolen.”
As noted, the first burglary at Puig’s Sherman Oaks home occurred last year during spring training when an estimated $170,000 worth of jewelry was taken. Then, Puig was victimized by burglars as the Dodgers were losing in Game 7 of the World Series last fall. The third such incident occurred earlier this month.
It must be extremely frustrating for Puig to have to continue dealing with break-ins. The Dodgers did the right thing allowing Puig to leave Tuesday’s game early to deal with yet another headache at his home.