Yasiel Puig has been placed on trade waivers by the Dodgers, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday.
It is common for teams to place their players on revocable trade waivers during August. If Puig is claimed by another team, which according to Rosenthal is likely, the Dodgers could either work out a deal with the claiming team, allow Puig to go to that team without a trade or pull Puig back from waivers.
According to Rosenthal's report, Los Angeles trading Puig would be more likely in the coming offseason, when the Dodgers could negotiate a deal with any of the other Major League teams, rather than just one potential claiming team.
• Glossary: Trade Waivers & August 31 'Deadline'
Priority for revocable trade waiver claims are determined by reverse order of standings in the player's league, followed by reverse order of standings in the other league. That means all the National League teams have a chance to claim Puig before an American League team could do so.
Puig has been at Triple-A Oklahoma City since the beginning of August, when he was sent down. The 25-year-old outfielder has hit .375 with four home runs in 17 games at Triple-A, and he was batting .260 with seven homers and 34 RBIs in 81 games for the big league club. Puig could be recalled to the Majors when rosters expand Sept. 1, although manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that the Dodgers haven't decided that yet.
David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.