Lookouts' Puig stopped for speeding

Dodgers top prospect also charged with reckless driving

By Daren Smith / MLB.com | April 28, 2013 4:23 PM ET

Dodgers top prospect Yasiel Puig was arrested Sunday and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance, according to a posting on the website of the Hamilton County's Sheriff's Office in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Details of the arrest were not immediately available.

Playing for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, Puig has been on the disabled list with a sprained left thumb. He is hitting .333 with three homers and nine RBIs in 13 games.

"We're aware of it," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said in a statement. "We take it seriously. We'll be handling discipline internally."

The Dodgers signed the 22-year-old Cuban defector last June, giving him a reported seven-year, $42 million contract. He nearly made the Major League team out of Spring Training after batting .517 with three homers, two triples, five doubles, 11 RBIs and a 1.328 OPS in 27 games.

"I heard a guy say one time, you feed babies baby food. You don't give them steak when they are 6 months old," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters earlier this month, referring to Puig. "Let him learn his lessons where they should be learned."

Daren Smith is an editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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