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Chart: Yasiel Puig at a glance

  • April 28, 2014 - 11:19 PM

PUIG AT A GLANCE

Position: Right field

Age: 23

Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba

Height: 6-3 Weight:235

Contract: Signed seven-year, $42 million contract with Dodgers as an international free agent in June 2012.

Defection: Escaped via small boat with smugglers to Mexico, in a voyage underwritten by a Miami crime figure, according to recent L.A. magazine and ESPN the Magazine stories.

Last year: Called up on June 3 after only 40 games at Class AA Chattanooga and batted .319 with 19 homers, 42 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 104 games with the Dodgers, finishing as runner-up for NL Rookie of the Year to Miami’s Jose Fernandez, a fellow Cuban.

Did you know? He has twice been arrested for reckless driving, having been clocked driving 97 mph in Tennessee last April, and 110 mph in Florida in December.

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