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.

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