What a wonderful moment for Yasiel Puig.
On Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians outfielder made an announcement that he had become a United States citizen:
Zack Meisel of The Athletic noted that Puig is now the 4th member of the Indians to become a citizen this year, joining Carlos Santana, Hanley Ramirez and Oliver Perez.
The 28-year-old defected from Cuba in 2012 with a simple dream of playing professional baseball for a living. He then signed a seven-year, $42 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers where he would spend the first six seasons of his career before he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds and then to the Indians just recently.
Puig is hitting .263 with 23 homers, 67 RBI, 56 runs and 16 stolen bases during the 2019 season so far.
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