Yasiel Puig (34), a “wild horse” who played for the Kiwoom Heroes in the 2022 season, is trying to re-enter the big league with a home run show every day.
Puig hit his 13th home run of the season in the Venezuela Winter League Winner Stage game on the 13th (Korea time).
Puig, a Cuban-born U.S. citizen, was originally a batter who dominated the Major League Baseball (MLB). In the past, he had a close relationship with Ryu Hyun-jin with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Puig, who went through the Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, and Cleveland Indians, recorded a batting average of 0.277 132 home runs, 415 RBIs, 441 runs and an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 0.823 in 861 big league games.헤라카지노
However, his stellar career did not succeed. After causing various noises both inside and outside the stadium, he left the U.S. at the end of the 2019 season.
Puig, who has been playing in the Dominican Republic and Mexico since then, entered the KBO League through Kiwoom in 2022.
In Kiwoom, he played 126 games in the regular season, recording a batting average of 0.277 21 home runs, 73 RBIs, 65 runs and an OPS of 0.841.
Though not good enough compared to his reputation, he proved himself as a troubleshooter by hitting one shot when needed. He also showed off his presence in the postseason and led his team to the second place in the Korean Series.
Kiwoom pushed for a renewal of the contract with Puig, but completed the companion in a year due to risks such as illegal gambling and perjury charges during the trial.
Puig has been playing in the Dominican and Venezuelan winter leagues since last year, seeking to return to the big leagues.
It didn’t seem easy to go back to the U.S. due to his considerable age and disconnected career, but he has recently been active in the Venezuelan Winter League and has been linked to the big league.
Recently, the Dominican media “CDN Deportes” reported that “Pugh signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays with an invitation to spring training.”
Francis Romero, a reporter for MLB.com , also said, “Some big league clubs, including Tampa Bay, are showing interest in Puig.”
There have been no reports with more details of the contract yet, but if Puig’s performance, who is holding a cannon show every day, continues, the interest of the clubs could grow.