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Dodgers: Yasiel Puig to Sign With Veracruz in the Mexican League

Puig gets back into baseball, but maybe not where he had hoped to play.



It’s been a few years since Yasiel Puig has been with the Dodgers. But since the trade to Cincinatti back in the winter of 2018, fans in Los Angeles have kept up to date with what the Wild Horse has been up to. 

The latest news is that Puig is signing with Veracruz in the Mexican League for the season. The former Dodgers outfielder has been searching for work in MLB ever since his contract was voided by the Braves in 2020. Puig showed up to his physical and tested positive for COVID-19 when Atlanta had signed him. 

Now Puig will get back up to game speed down in Mexico, joining fellow former Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzo signed in the offseason with a new team out of Guadalajara in hopes of playing in the 2021 Olympics for Mexico. 

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It’s been a bumpy road for Puig since the Dodgers traded him. He struggled on the field and is also still facing assault allegations for something that happened in Los Angeles when he was still with the team. No team has been willing to take the gamble on him in Major League Baseball. 

Puig had signed with Trevor Bauer’s agent, Rachel Luba, in the last offseason. She has promised multiple times to get Puig back into baseball, and it appears she has done just that. Dodgers fans will have a close eye on him whenever he gets back to the big leagues. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. He didn’t have a wasted career, Dodger106W. He was and is an amazing good player and can hit the hell out of the ball. He did, however, get in trouble for not keeping his mouth in check. That got him into most of his trouble.
    I really hope he makes his way back. He is fun to watch in more ways than one!!

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