Can the Dodgers trade Yasiel Puig?

How would the Los Angeles Dodgers go about trading Yasiel Puig after not trading him by the non-waiver trade deadline?

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Los Angeles Dodgers could be absolutely done with outfielder Yasiel Puig after he reportedly stormed out of Dodgers Stadium after being told that he would be either traded or sent down to the minors.

The Dodgers wound up not trading Puig by 4:00 PM EST on August 1, the non-waiver trade deadline. Could they still trade him in August? Yes, but it gets a little bit complicated.

In order to be traded in August, assuming that you are a major league player, you must first go on revocable waivers for 47 hours. If you are not claimed, any team can trade for you. However, if you are claimed (reverse order of standings with the same league as the team having first priority), your team has several options. They can either pull you back, trade you (they have two days to do so), or they can simply let the claiming team have you.

The team is only allowed to negotiate with the team that claimed the player if a team claims a player on revocable waivers. If a team wants to put the player on waivers again, the player can no longer be revoked because they must be put on irrevocable waivers.

It should be interesting to see how the Puig situation plays out. They might just want to wait until the offseason when they won’t be restricted to negotiating with just one team because let’s be honest, he would get claimed by a number of teams thanks to his relatively cheap contract through 2019.

For more MLB Trade Rumors coverage, check out FanSided’s hub page.

Load more...
Newsletter
All MLB news from FanSided Daily
About Your Privacy on this Site

Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Minute Media partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.

You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, theNAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’sAppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site.

By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:

  • transfer your personal data to the United States or other countries, and
  • process your personal data to serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.

EU Data Subject Requests