Free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig I haven’t played in majors since 2019, but the league hasn’t forgotten him. Some clubs – Red Sox, Yankees, Astros, Marlins, Orioles – “Seems to have different levels of interestIn Puig, Mark Feinsand on MLB.com Tweet.
After great success with the Dodgers, Reds and Cleveland in 2013-19, Puig looked like a solid bet to sign a guaranteed deal in the final offseason. But the former All-Star didn’t encounter as serious an interest as he expected, and he didn’t find a deal until Braves agreed to sign him in mid-July – just before the truncated season began. However, the deal was not official because Puig tested positive for COVID-19 only a few days later. Given how long it took Puig to recover and speed up, it seems too late for the Braves and other big league clubs to sign him by the end of the year.
Last year was a lost season for Puig, but he seems to be an attractive buy-low type for MLB teams who aren’t necessarily willing to spend a fortune on helping the outfield through free agents and trade. Puig, who turned 30 last month, is the owner of the .277 / .348 / .475 line of 132 home runs and 79 stolen bases with 3,376 at-bats. A history of above-average production should help Puig sign a reasonably priced contract before the start of the next season.
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