Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel Puig underwent a procedure to clear out an infected elbow and is expected to miss the rest of the Arizona Fall League, Dylan Hernandez tweeted on Tuesday.
The Dodgers signed the Cuban-prospect in June to a seven-year deal worth approximately $42. He just recently was named as one of Minor League Ball's top-50 hitting prospects, coming in at number 34.
Puig had a staph infection in his right elbow, MLB.com reports. The procedure cleaned out the infected area. He is expected to fully heal in three to five weeks and will rehab at the club's facility in Glendale, Arizona.
True Blue LA wrote general manager Ned Colletti is impressed with the youngster's skills he has displayed in his limited games this year. He only played in 23 professional games, but hit .327/.407/.423 in 14 games with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.
"Great, plus-plus tools. Power, speed, arm. He still needs some work around the game, inside the game," Colletti said. "He's going to play in the (Arizona) Fall League; that will be another indicator for us. You could be standing with your back to the cage, and when he hits you'll know he's hitting."