Report: Yasiel Puig arrested in Florida

Yasiel Puig reportedly arrested for reckless driving in Florida

Report: Yasiel Puig arrested in Florida
December 28, 2013, 2:45 pm
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In his first season with the Dodgers, Yasiel Puig hit .319 with 19 home runs, 42 RBI and 66 runs scored. (AP)

Yasiel Puig, the 22-year-old Dodgers phenom, was reportedly arrested on Saturday morning in Florida for driving recklessly.

Florida Highway Patrol cited Puig for going 110 MPH in a 2013 Mercedes on Alligator Alley, according to

The Cuban star has had his share of maturity issues, including a prior arrest for reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance in Tennessee in April 2013.

Reckless play on the field by Puig was a major concern for the Dodgers following their exit from the NLCS in October.

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"...Yasiel gets excited. He's going to try to make plays all the time, and that's the way he is," manager Don Mattingly said.

"But we've got to do a better job, I think, of helping him mature and understand what we want done and the way to do it."