Dodgers respond to Yasiel Puig's arrest

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The team released a statement on Sunday regarding its star outfielder's recent reckless driving charge.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have given outfielder Yasiel Puig a slap on the wrist for his recent arrest for reckless driving. The team released the following statement on Sunday:

We have spoken to Yasiel and made it clear that we, as an organization, are very disappointed in his recent behavior. This is a very serious issue to us and we will continue to educate him and strive to further develop his growth off the field and as a member of this community.

Puig was arrested on Saturday for driving 110 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone on I-75 in Florida. It was his second reckless driving arrest in 2013, with the first coming in Tennessee in April. The Dodgers are not issuing any public discipline at this time, such as a fine or a suspension, but this is not unusual; teams normally handle minor off-field incidents like this internally.

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