Yasiel Puig Net Worth
Yasiel Puig Net Worth and salary: Yasiel Puig is a Cuban professional baseball player who has a net worth of $8 million. Yasiel Puig was born in 1990 in Cienfuegos, Cuba, and defected from his home country in 2012. He made his Major League Baseball debut on June 3, 2013 with the Los Angeles Dodgers when he was 22 years old. Puig, a right-handed center fielder, has played every game of his pro career with the Dodgers as of the fall of 2014. He earned his first MLB All-Star honor during the 2014 season. He is a two-time National League Player of the Month and earned National League Rookie of the Month honors in June of 2013. Through the 2014 season, Puig has amassed a .305 career batting average to go along with 287 hits, 35 home runs, and 111 runs batted in. After his first season in the league, he earned All-Rookie team honors from the "Baseball America" publication. He played for Cuban's national team prior to his defection, helping secure a bronze medal at the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship in Edmonton. Puig has made headlines for several off-the-field incidents, including a 2013 reckless driving arrest in Tennessee. That charge was eventually dismissed after he completed community service. About seven months later, Puig was arrested for reckless driving a second time, though that charge was later dropped.