Sveum impressed with play of Dodgers' Puig

Sveum impressed with play of Dodgers' Puig

Sveum impressed with play of Dodgers' Puig

CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Saturday that while he is impressed with the play of rookie sensation Yasiel Puig, he's not surprised at his abilities after seeing them on display in person.

Puig has a .371/.423/.599 line with 11 homers in his first 52 Major League games, and has gone 4-for-7 with a double and a home run in the first two games of the series with the Cubs. He's also made some nice defensive plays in the outfield.

"I mean, I think we've all seen enough of him on TV over the last month to know his skill-set," Sveum said. "We've seen so much of him, there's been so many highlights and so many games on and all that, that you've seen the diving plays [and] you've seen the speed. You've seen obviously the power and the ability with the bat. When somebody makes a mistake he crushes it. I'm not really surprised, because the last month we've seen a lot of highlights."

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyBal9. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.