"We're aware of it ... we take it seriously," said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. "We'll be handling discipline internally."
Puig, the organization's top prospect, signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers last June. The outfielder hit .517 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 27 games during Spring Training, but the Dodgers assigned him to Double-A Chattanooga because management believed he needed seasoning in the subtle parts of the game and wanted him to play every day.
Puig is hitting .333 with three homers and nine RBIs in 13 games with Chattanooga. He went on the seven-day disabled list on April 20 with a sprained left thumb and has not played since April 18.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.