Yasiel Puig has already been assigned to Double-A Chattanooga, but fans will get one more look at the rising prospect in a Dodgers uniform this month.
Puig was one of three outfielders listed on the travel roster, along with Carl Crawford and Alex Castellanos, for the Dodgers’ exhibition game against the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at the Epicenter tomorrow night at 6 p.m.
The Dodgers are still not worth as much as their purchase price, according to Forbes magazine’s latest MLB franchise valuations released Wednesday.
Forbes places the Dodgers’ value at $1.615 billion, less than the $2 million paid a year ago by Guggenheim Baseball Management but more than the $1.37 billion the franchise was valued at a year ago.
Among all MLB teams the Dodgers are second only to the Yankees, valued at $2.3 billion, and one of only four billion-dollar franchises along with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs.
Forbes’ list of values for all 30 teams can be found here.
Of the Dodgers, Forbes writes:
The Dodgers still have eight starters in camp, and all eight remain on a starter’s plan. Even Ted Lilly.
“We’ve had some conversations with guys, but at this point everyone is working as starters,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters in Glendale this afternoon. “Anything could happen. Until Opening Day we don’t know what’s going to happen. We’ve talked about the possibilities of it with guys just so psychologically guys could know where it sits. We’ve tried to prepare for that as much as possible.”
That the Dodgers are in no rush to get a look at Lilly, Chris Capuano
or Aaron Harang
as relievers is a strong indication that a trade or two (or three) will come soon.