Major League Baseball has threatened to fine Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig if he wears customized cleats again.
Puig received a letter from Joe Garagiola Jr., MLB's senior vice president of standards and on-field operations, stating that the outfielder will be subject to a fine if he wears the customized Nike shoes on the field again, according to the Orange County Register. The fine could be as much as $5,000 for a violation.
Puig first wore shoes with an American flag theme on the Fourth of July and later wore shoes, designed by a local artist, with a Cuban flag theme, according to ESPN.com.
Puig recently wore shoes that were a tribute to retiring Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully. One shoe read "WIN FOR VIN," complete with a superimposed image of Scully's face on the side. The other shoe read "#ITFDB" -- a reference to Scully's famous line to start games: "It's time for Dodger baseball."
The legendary announcer, who has worked for the team since 1958, announced last August that the 2016 season would be his final year calling games for the Dodgers.
Puig is currently day-to-day after tweaking his right hamstring running down the first-base line last Thursday at Washington. He did not start for the fifth consecutive game on Tuesday night due to the hamstring strain.
Puig is hitting .255 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs in 79 games this season.