Dodgers’ $42 million prospect Yasiel Puig to miss Arizona Fall League with staph infection

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Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers prospect signed out of Cuba for $42 million in June, will not participate in the Arizona Fall League after being diagnosed with a staph infection in his right elbow.

It got so bad that Puig needed surgery, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that he should be ready to resume workouts in 3-5 weeks.

After signing with the Dodgers the 22-year-old outfielder was assigned to rookie-ball and then quickly moved up to high Single-A, hitting a combined .354 with five homers and a 1.076 OPS in 23 games.

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.