Yasiel Puig Biography

Yasiel Puig

Quick Facts Of Yasiel Puig

Celebrated Name Yasiel Puig
Age 28 Years
Nick Name Puig
Birth Name Yasiel Puig Valdes
Birth Date 1990-12-07
Gender Male
Profession Baseball Player
Birth Nation Cuba
Nationality Cuban
Place Of Birth Cienfuegos
Father Omar
Mother Maritza
Sisters Yaima
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Sagittarius
Religion Christian
Height 1.88 m
Weight 109 Kg
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Andrea Berenica de la Torre
Children Daniel Sebastian and Diego Alejandro
Net Worth $29 Million
Salary Will Add Soon
Current Team Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB)
Position Right fielder

Yasiel Puig Valdes famed as Yasiel Puig is a Cuban-born professional baseball player who is right fielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully nicknamed him “The Wild Horse”. He previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. The Dodgers traded Puig to the Reds before the 2019 season, and the Reds traded Puig to the Indians at the 2019 trade deadline.

Yasiel Puig was in a benches-clearing brawl minutes after he reportedly was traded

Yasiel Puig is restrained during a bench-clearing altercation in the ninth inning between the Reds and Pirates on Tuesday in Cincinnati. Yasiel Puig is restrained during a bench-clearing altercation in the ninth inning between the Reds and Pirates on Tuesday in Cincinnati. There sure was, as that "stuff" included Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig being involved in a benches-clearing brawl mere minutes after news broke he was being traded. The Reds were hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The National League Central division teams already didn't like each other. Their rivalry goes back years, including a benches-clearing incident back on April 7 in Pittsburgh. 

Early Life of Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Yasiel Puig on 7th of December 1990, to Omar and Maritza Puig, his parents. His father was an engineer by his profession and used to work in a sugar cane factory. He grew up alongside his younger sister, Yaima Puig. At the age of 9, Puig began his baseball career. Talking about his nationality, he is a Cuban and he belongs to white ethnicity. His birth sign is Sagittarius. There is no information regarding his education but it will be added soon. His religion is Christian. As of 2018, he celebrated his 28th birthday. 

Body Measurements of Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig is a very handsome baseball player with an athletic body build. He has a tall height of 1.88 m and balanced weight of 109 Kg. His other body measurements will be added soon. Overall, he has got a very charming smile which attracts a lot of people towards him. 

Career of Yasiel Puig

  • In the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship, Puig represented Cuban national baseball team, winning a bronze medal. 
  • Then in the 2008-2009 Cuban National series, he represented Cienfuegos team of the Cuban National Series. 
  • In his debut season, he batted .276 along with 5 home runs. 
  • He also, made his appearance in the “2011 World Port Tournament” being in the Cuban national team.
  • On 28th June 2012, he was signed by Los Angeles Dodgers for 7-year for a worth of $42 million.
  • The club placed him on the 40-man roster and assigned him to their Arizona Rookie League team.
  • He got promoted up to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Class A-Advanced California League, on 13th October 2012. 
  • For Quakes, he played overall 14 games and hit .327. 
  • He then joined Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League but did not play any game because he suffered from a staph infection in his right elbow required surgery and sidelined him for several months.
  • On 2nd June 2013, he was recalled from Dodgers. 
  • The next day, he made his Dodgers debut. In his first 15 games, Puig had 27 hits tied with Terry Pendleton and Joe DiMaggio. 
  • In his first 20th game he became the first player in the major league history to record at least 34 hits with 7 home runs.  
  • Since 2013, he is representing the Los Angeles Dodgers. 
  • In 2014, he was awarded All-Star award.
  • He began the 2015 season experiencing left hamstring issues that caused him to miss several games.
  • He was again hampered by hamstring issues which reduced his playing time and production in his 2016 season. 
  • He made an obscene gesture at Cleveland Indians fans at Progressive Field after hitting a home run on 13th June 2017. 
  • In the 2017 World Series, he had only four hits in 27 at-bats (.148 average) as the Dodgers lost the series in seven games to the Houston Astros.
  • The Dodgers traded Puig to the Cincinnati Reds on 21st December 2018. 
  • The first one in the top of the fourth inning of a 7-5 defeat at PNC Park on 7th April 2019 resulted in an ejection and a two-game suspension for extending hostilities.
  • The three-team transaction sending Puig to the Indians became official the following day on 31st July 2019. 
  • The three-team transaction sending Puig to the Indians became official the following day on 31st July 2019. 

Marital Life, Dating, Girlfriend

Yasiel Puig is neither married nor single but currently, he is an open relationship with his girlfriend, Andrea Berenice de la Torre. The two started dating since 2014. The pair welcomed their first child named Daniel Sebastian on 2nd February 2017. Furthermore, the couple has recently announced that they are expecting their second child. He also has another son from his previous relationship, Diego Alejandro, born in December of 2013. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances.

Net Worth of Puig

Puig is one of the very successful baseball player and he has earned a lot of money from his career. The significant source of his income is his professional football career as he has not revealed information regarding his endorsement deal and any other business. As of 2017, he was earning $6.5 million as his annual salary the club, Los Angeles Dodgers. His 7-year contract with the club is estimated to be around $42 million, which includes a $12 million signing bonus. His current net worth is estimated at around $29 million. He has a list of word best luxury cars but he is mostly seen in his Ford, Range Rover, and Audi. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings.

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