Yasiel Puig: “[Juan] Uribe’s a fatty”


Addressing concerns about his weight, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig admitted he doesn’t track his weight, per MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez. “Whatever weight I come in, doesn’t matter,” Puig said, adding, “Uribe’s a fatty & he saves us every game.”

Puig isn’t wrong, either. Despite being listed at 235 pounds, Uribe had another excellent season at 35 years old, batting .311/.337/.440 with nine home runs and 54 RBI in 404 plate appearances while his fielding rated among the best at 17 runs above average, according to Baseball Reference. Uribe’s 3.8 WAR tied with Matt Carpenter as the eighth-best mark among third basemen as well, per FanGraphs.