Puig's agent: Ex-MLB star felt `rushed' at probe with feds
A statement from Yasiel Puig's agent says the former major league outfielder did not have a criminal attorney with him and felt compromised partly because of his mental health issues at an interview with federal agents investigating an illegal gambling operation.
NL Cy Young winner Bauer joins World Series champion Dodgers
Trevor Bauer is coming home to pitch for the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner announced his decision on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in a two-minute video posted to his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)LOS ANGELES – Trevor Bauer is coming home to pitch for the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner announced his decision on Friday in a two-minute video posted to his Twitter account. He gives the club a third Cy Young winner, joining three-time winner Clayton Kershaw and 2012 winner Price.
Freeman prayed 'Please don't take me' during COVID-19 fight
Following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19, Freeman knows he is grateful to even have a chance. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ATLANTA Freddie Freeman doesn't know if he has time to be ready for the Atlanta Braves' opener. Following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19, Freeman is grateful to even have a chance. Asked what he's looking to see from Freeman, Snitker said, I dont think I have to look for anything. Freeman was one of four teammates to test positive at the start of summer camp.
Puig picks Braves, Glasnow makes strong return to Rays
Puig agreed to a one-year deal pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. Glasnow re-joined the Rays on after missing the first 11 days of summer camp following his positive test. Outside of briefly losing his sense of taste and smell, the 26-year-old Glasnow said he didnt experience any noticeable symptoms of COVID-19. I had maybe really mild cold symptoms for maybe a day, Glasnow said, wearing a mask during a Zoom call. It would always be at a weird time of the day, and it had to be nobody there, Glasnow said.
AP source: Free agent OF Yasiel Puig, Braves reach 1-yr deal
The free agent outfielder and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)ATLANTA Free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement is not official until Puig passes a physical. The 29-year-old Puig was the last big-name free agent from the offseason who had not signed with a team. Puig, who has a .285 career average against right-handers, will be expected to replace the production that had been expected from Markakis.
Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig becomes American citizen
(CNN) - After defecting from Cuba in 2012, Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig has finally become an American citizen. Puig, 28, announced the news on social media Wednesday, writing, "Thank you God for this great opportunity ..."Puig made four attempts to defect from Cuba before he was successful. After Puig escaped Cuba, he received death threats and extortion attempts from the human traffickers who orchestrated his departure to Mexico, according to reporting by ESPN. Puig received his citizenship on the last day of his three-game suspension for his role in a July 30 brawl between the Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates. That same day, Puig was traded to the Indians.