Yasiel Puig Valdés (/ˈjɑːsiɛl ˈpwiːɡ/ YAH-see-el PWEEG, Spanish: , Catalan: ; born December 7, 1990) is a Cuban-born right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). His nickname is "The Wild Horse", given to him by legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully.
Puig played for the Cuba national baseball team in the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship, winning a bronze medal. He defected from Cuba in 2012, and signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers. He made his MLB debut on June 3, 2013. In 2013, Puig hit .319 in 104 games with 19 home runs, and was selected by Baseball America to their annual "All-Rookie team".
Puig was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, the elder of two children of Omar and Maritza Puig. He has a younger sister, Yaima Puig. His father was an engineer in a sugar cane factory. He began playing baseball at the age of nine.