Yasiel Puig Valdés, nicknamed "The Wild Horse", is a Cuban-born American professional baseball right fielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, and Cleveland Indians. His nickname is "The Wild Horse", given to him by former longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully. Puig is the all-time leader in postseason appearances for the Dodgers with 58. Puig previously played for the Cuba national baseball team in the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship, winning a bronze medal. He defected from Cuba in 2012, and signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers. He made his MLB debut on June 3, 2013. In 2013, Puig hit.319 in 104 games with 19 home runs, and was selected by Baseball America to their annual "All-Rookie team". The Dodgers traded Puig to the Reds before the 2019 season, and the Reds traded Puig to the Indians at the 2019 trade deadline.
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About Yasiel Puig
MLB outfielder who recorded 27 hits in his first 15 major league games with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013, the second-most hits to start a career ever. He helped the Dodgers reach the World Series in 2017. In 2018, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, and in 2019, he was traded again to the Cleveland Indians.
Yasiel Puig Before Fame
He won a bronze medal at the 2008 World Baseball Classic while playing for his native country, Cuba.
Achievement of Yasiel Puig
The Dodgers clearly saw his potential early, as they signed him to a 7-year contract worth $42 million in June 2012.
Yasiel Puig Family Life
He was born to Omar and Maritza Puig, a pair of engineers. He has sons named Diego, Damian and Daniel.
Associations of Yasiel Puig
Don Mattingly managed him when he entered the majors, and the Dodgers went on a hot streak right away.
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