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Yasiel Puig
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December 8, 2021
Puig agreed Wednesday with the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization on a one-year, $1 million contract, Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports.
After a positive COVID-19 test nixed his deal with Atlanta for the pandemic-truncated 2020 campaign, Puig failed to land a major-league contract in 2021 before he ultimately found work with Veracruz in the Mexican League. Though he faced off against a lower quality of competition, Puig was productive in Mexico, slashing .312/.409/.517 across 247 plate appearances. He'll now head to Korea on a maximum deal for a first-year player in the league, presumably hoping that a strong showing with the Heroes will allow him to generate renewed interest from MLB teams heading into 2023.