|Birthdate:||December 7, 1990|
Yasiel Puig Valdés (YAH-see-el PWEEG; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpwiɣ]; born December 7, 1990) is a Cuban professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Puig played for the Cuban national baseball team in the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship, winning a bronze medal. He defected from Cuba in 2012, and signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers. He made his MLB debut on June 3, 2013. In 2013, Puig hit .319 in 104 games with 19 home runs, and was selected by Baseball America to their annual "All-Rookie team".