- Also Known As:
- The Real Deal Yasiel, Wild Horse, Spark Puig
- Date of Birth:
- December 7, 1990
- 6' 3"
Yasiel Puig (born Yasiel Puig Valdés Dec 7, 1990 in Cienfuegos, Cuba) is a Cuban professional baseball player in America. He began playing in the MLB for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013 and was on the All-Star team in 2014. He is a right fielder who got his start playing on the Cuban National Baseball team. After he defected from Cuba in 2012, he signed a $42 Million dollar contract to play for the Dodgers organization. After a breakout rookie year, Yasiel has battled injuries and has dipped in performance.
Best Known For:
Yasiel is best known for being an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Yasiel made 4 attempts at defecting from Cuba before arriving safely on the fifth try through Mexico. Yasiel is the oldest of two children born to Omar Puig and Maritza Puig. He began playing baseball at the age of nine.