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SportYasiel Puig Spends Final Day of Suspension Becoming U.S. Citizen

21:10  14 august  2019
21:10  14 august  2019 Source:   si.com

Puig's inspiration behind becoming American citizen

Puig's inspiration behind becoming American citizen Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig explained Thursday that he decided to become an American citizen because his mother, Maritza, had done so.

Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig used his free time during his three-game suspension this week to become a U.S. citizen.

Yasiel Puig Spends Final Day of Suspension Becoming U.S. Citizen© Screenshot/Instagram/Yasiel Puig

Puig made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday by posting a picture of him holding an American flag.

"Thank you God for this great opportunity to be an American citizen," he wrote.

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Wednesday marks the final day of Puig's suspension for his role in the benches-clearing brawl between the Pirates and Reds on July 30. He was one of eight individuals suspended for the skirmish, which occurred shortly after Cincinnati traded him mid-game in a three-team deal that sent Indians starter Trevor Bauer to the Reds in exchange for Puig.

Report: Rays, Indians favorites to land Yasiel Puig

Report: Rays, Indians favorites to land Yasiel Puig With the MLB trade deadline quickly approaching, a new name has surfaced as a potential candidate to be moved. Cincinnati Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig is squarely on the block. If he is to be moved, Jon Heyman of MLB Network notes that the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians are favorites to land the former international sensation. Interest picking up on Yasiel Puig. Indians snd Rays appear to be the main teams. Mixed opinions about whether Braves are interested.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2019 It’s not too surprising that these two teams would be interested in a bat. Tampa Bay has already added during trade season.

The Dodgers signed Puig, a Cuban defector, to a seven-year, $42 million deal in 2012. This season, he is hitting .263/.313/.484 with 23 home runs and 67 RBIs.

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