Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers by an as-yet unknown team. The Dodgers can now attempt to work out a trade with the claiming team, or simply give that team Puig. In that case, the claiming team would assume the responsibility for the remainder of Puig’s seven-year, $42 million contract, which has two years and $14 million left.
Tony Stewart did his racing legacy no favors yesterday when he picked up his smartphone and Tweeted his way into the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem controversy. The 45-year-old three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion took umbrage with The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sitting down during the National Anthem in a game over the weekend. Stewart called him an idiot.
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