Yasiel Puig Valdes
Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
right fielder for the Cincinnati Reds. He was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba and began playing baseball at the age of nine. He played for the Cuban National Baseball Team in 2008 then went on to play for the Cienfuegos team in the Cuban National Series in the 2008-09 season. Puig made his American debut in 2012 when the Los Angeles Dodgers signed him to a seven year deal worth $42 million. He started off playing for the Arizona Rookie League team where in nine games he hit four home runs and 11 RBIs.
Puig made his debut with the Dodgers in 2013. He performed well during his first game and even better during his second. He hit two home runs, doubled, then drove in five runs. He spent most of his seven year contract with the Dodgers before being traded to the Cincinnati Reds in December 2018 along with Matt Kemp, Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood.
- Became the first Dodger ever to have a multi-homer in one of his first two appearances
- Was given the nickname “The Wild Horse” by Dodgers Broadcaster Vin Scully
- When he played for the Dodgers he was the all time leader in postseason appearances with 58
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