TMZ Sports reports that thieves broke into Yasiel Puig‘s home in Los Angeles and made off with over $500,000 worth of watches and jewelry. Part of the haul included three Rolexes.
Puig is in Arizona for spring training now and a relative is housesitting for him. They were out of the house when the theft occurred.
Celebrity thefts are not a new phenomenon in Los Angeles and, as TMZ notes, there has been a spate of jewel heists from stars lately, with Alanis Morissette, Derek Fisher and Cesar Millan all being victimized in 2017.
Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.
Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.
One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.