“The prospective front desk will not be happy to see him involved in another fight.”
The US media ‘Blitzer Report’ reported on the 26th (Korea Standard Time), “Former Major League outfielder Yasiel Puig was in the middle of a big fight after playing in the game against Tiburonese de la Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League.”
Tiburonnes defeated Cardenales de Lara 12-10 in the second leg of the Venezuelan Winter League Final on Saturday. However, what was more important than the outcome of the match was the bench-clearing.
Mikel Garcia, who came out to bat in the bottom of the eighth inning with Tiburonese leading 9-8, hit a run-off home run. Garcia, who was running around the third base, said something to the Cardenales dugout. When Cardenales players heard this, they ran out of the dugout in excitement, and bench-clearing occurred.
Puig, a member of the Tiburonese team, came out to dry his team. Suddenly, someone punched Puig. It was Yunesky Maya. “In the second game of the Winter League Final in Venezuela, Puig was hit in the face by Maya,” said Héctor Gomes, an MLB insider and reporter for the Dominican Republic media Z101.
Puig, who was beaten by Maya, got excited and later developed a fierce physical fight. Puig also shook his fist and couldn’t hold back his anger.
“Puig hasn’t been seen in the Major League since the 2019 season, but he’s trying to make a comeback by showing off his skills in the Tiburonese,” Blitzer Report said. “According to MLB reporter Francis Romero, major league teams have reportedly expressed interest in Puig ahead of the 2024 season. However, the prospective front desk won’t be happy to see him involved in another fight.”
Puig was suspended for three games after being involved in a fight against the Pittsburgh Pirates when he played for the Cincinnati Reds in the 2019 season.
Puig made his name known to Korean fans by sharing a room with Ryu Hyun-jin at the time when he was playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition, he joined the Kiwoom Heroes in the last 2022 season and played in the KBO League for one season. At that time, he recorded 131 hits, 21 homers, 73 RBIs, 65 runs, and a batting average of 0.277 in 126 games. However, after the season ended, he was charged with perjury in connection with illegal gambling in sports. As the legal battle was expected to drag on, Kiwoom gave up renewing the contract with Puig.
Since then, he has played in the Dominican Winter League and the Venezuelan Winter League. Notably, he has played for Tiburonese in 26 games with 38 hits, 10 homers, 23 RBIs, 24 runs scored, and a batting average of 0.418 OPS 1.364. 마카오카지노도메인
Maya, who beat Puig, is also a familiar name to KBO League fans. She performed in Korea in 2014 and 2015. In July 2014, she joined the Doosan Bears, recording 11 games with two wins, four losses and 63 innings with an ERA of 4.86 and successfully renewing her contract. She also had a no-hitter in the game against the Nexen Heroes (currently Kiwoom) on April 9, 2015. She was the 12th foreign player in KBO history and the 2nd foreign player in history.
However, he was released in a severe slump with two wins, five losses and 68 ⅓ innings in 13 games in the 2015 season and continued his active career while playing in the Dominican Winter League, Minor League and Mexican League.