Yasiel Puig switches agents

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FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has hired Adam Katz and Andy Mota of Wasserman Media Group as his new agents. He was previously represented by Jaime Torres.

Puig signed a six-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers in June of 2012 and remains under contract through 2018, so there’s no rush for either side to get a new deal done. It’s worth noting that the 23-year-old can opt in to the arbitration process after three years of service time. If he continues to produce like he did during his rookie season, there’s a pretty good bet he’ll go that route. But there’s still a little while before they’ll have to think about that.

Wasserman also represents fellow Dodgers Hanley Ramirez and Kenley Jansen.

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.