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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig Sued for $12 Million

July 21st, 2013 at 3:32 PM
By Cody Fields

It seems that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder rookie phenom Yasiel Puig is crashing back down to reality in more ways than one. Not only is he in the middle of a slump, but he is now being sued for $12 million by a Cuban man, foxsports.com reports.

Puig is being sued by Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot in federal district court in Florida, though Daudinot is still in Cuba. Daudinot claims Puig and his mother falsely testified against him in a 2010 human trafficking scandal involving Puig's deffection plan.

Daudinot claims was then subjected to “prolonged arbitrary detention and torture” even though he never offered to help Puig and accuses him of lying to get back on the Cuban government's good side. Puig had been demoted in Cuba's baseball system based on the government's fears that he would defect.

After hitting .397 through his first 36 games, Puig has gone on a 1-for-14 skid.

Last week, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman beat out Puig for the All-Star Game Final Vote.

 

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