Yasiel Puig is an international Baseball player who is the right fielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He recorded 27 hits in his first 15 major league games in 2013 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and his second-most hits as a debutant. He helped the Dodgers reached the World Series in 2017.
His antics, energy, and athleticism have made him a prominent figure in the Dodgers team. His confident presence is being recognized and loved by the Dodgers as well as the baseball fans all over the world. Legendary Dodgers broadcasters Vin Scully nicknamed him ‘The Wild Horse.’ Here in this article, we have brought the baseball player’s facts and wiki.
Yasiel Puig Bio
Yasiel Puig was born on December 7, 1990, in Cienfuegos, Cuba to Omar and Maaritz Pluig. His father, Omar Plug, was an engineer who worked in a sugarcane factory. He has a younger sister named Yaima Puig.
There isn’t any information available regarding his education. He began his career in baseball at the age of 9. He is going to celebrate his 30th birthday on December 7, 2020.
Puig has been in an open relationship with his girlfriend Andrea Berenice de la Torre since 2014. The couple had a child in 2017 who is named Daniel Sebastian. The couple is expecting their second child. Puig also has a son Diego Alejandro from his previous relationship, who was born in 2013
Yasiel Puig Career
In 2008, Puig represented Cuban National baseball team in the World Junior Baseball Championship and won a bronze medal. He also represented the Cienfuegos team in the Cuban National Series in 2008-2009. He batted 276 along with 5 home runs in his debut season. He played for the Cuban National team in the 2011 World Port Tournament.
In 2012, Los Angeles Dodgers signed Plug for 7 years contract worth $42 million. He was placed on the list of 40 main rosters and was assigned with Arizona Rookie League Team. He got promoted to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Class-A-Advanced California League, for whom he played 14 games with 327 hits.
Later he joined Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League. However, he could not play due to a staph infection in his right elbow that led to surgery, and he had to rest for several months. Dodgers recalled him in 2013 after his surgery, made his debut with the Dodgers, and hit 27 hits in his first 15 games, tied with Joe DiMaggio (1936) and Terry Pendleton (1984). Since then, he has been representing the Log Angeles Dodgers.
He became the first player to hit 34 hits with 7 home runs in his first 20th game. He was awarded the All-Star award in 2014. He was also selected to participate in the Home Run Derby. However, he missed several games in 2015 due to hamstring issues, which hampered his game again, with fewer games in 2015-16. Puig was still a threat as a power hitter as he put up 11 home runs and 38 hits in 79 games.
In 2016, he was sent down to minors, and the Dodgers also told him that he might be demoted or traded. However, he bounced back later and knocked 45 hits. He looked a better power hitter than earlier as he knocked 52 hits and 19 home runs. His batting average was not at par in the year; however, his all-around performance played an important role in the success of the Dodgers that year.
He had only 4 hits in 27 at-bats, resulting in the Dodgers losing to Houston Astros in the 2017 World series. He was traded to Cincinnati Reds in December 2018 by the Dodgers. In April 2019, Puig was ejected and suspended for two games for extending hostilities in the fourth inning of a 7-5 defeat at PNC Park. In July 2019, Puig was traded to the Indians.
Yasiel Puig Net Worth
Puig is one of the famous and successful baseball players and has earned a lot from his career. He earned $4.5 million in 2015 and $6.5 million in 2017 and has agreed to a $9.7 million contract in 2019. The net worth of Yasiel Puig is estimated to be around $18 Million.
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