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Dodgers Yasiel Puig redeems himself to fans

Puig ready to move forward in his life
Puig ready to move forward in his lifeMLB.com

On Saturday at the Dodgers Fan Fest at Dodger Stadium, Yasiel Puig addressed some off the field issues with SportNetLA host Alanna Rizzo.

Rizzo interpreted for Puig, when she asked him about the latest speeding and reckless driving charge in Florida, that was recently dropped.

"Nada", Puig joked. "I was driving fast. It was my fault. I'm not ever going to drive fast. Or slow. I now have a driver. I want to apologize to the city of Los Angeles and to these fans. I'm done with speeding."

This was the second incident that involved reckless driving, where he was cited for driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone. The first incident happened when he was a member of the AA Chattanooga Lookouts, when he drove approximately 97 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Puig continues to mature and grow as a player on and off the field, and as the Dodgers have been patient with him, so do many of the fans and society. The culture is new to him, and the 23 year old has taken a step in the right direction by hiring his cousin to drive him around.

Puig has been visual this off season, whether it's been working out with teammate, pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu, or assisting kids around the Los Angeles area with baseball clinics.

Puig finished second in the rookie of the year voting behind Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins. He hit .319 with 19 home runs last season.

He was the boost of energy the Dodgers needed last season, and the team hopes he can continue to be that on and off the field.

Puig is loved by fans, and as he exited the stage, threw his hat into the crowd as fans scrambled to capture it.