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Dodgers: Yasiel Puig is Playing Postseason Baseball and Hit a Massive Home Run

Former Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2019, but he’s spent this year playing for the Kiwoom Heroes in the Korean Baseball Organization. The Heroes are currently playing in the KBO playoffs, and Puig made quite an impression on Wednesday.

Dodger fans are no strangers to big postseason homers from Puig, so this video brings back some memories. Puig’s detractors will be happy to know that the ball cleared the wall by plenty, so the homer he admired and bat-flipped was actually a homer.

Puig had a solid season for Kiwoom, batting .277 with an .841 OPS, 21 homers, and 30 doubles. His arm remains strong, too, throwing out eight runners on the bases on the season.

The Dodgers traded Puig to the Reds after the 2018 season, and he spent the first four months of the season in Cincinnati. At the trade deadline, the Reds sent him across Ohio to Cleveland, where he batted .297 with an .800 OPS for the Indians before hitting free agency.

Just before the pandemic-shortened 2020 season began, Puig reportedly agreed to a contract with the Braves, but he then contracted Covid and Atlanta went a different direction. An accusation of sexual assault, since settled out of court, contributed to MLB teams’ lack of interested in the polarizing outfielder, and he found himself in Korea. He has said he hopes to play in the major leagues again someday.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


  1. Ah yes, Yasiel Puig. A man young beyond his years, 30 going on 14. I enjoyed his days with the Dodgers. Sometimes. But at the same time don’t miss him. Supposedly the “clubhouse” is emphatically is happy he’s gone. But damn he could be entertaining. Uncork a throw from deep right field and throw someone out at third. On the fly. Or throw it to second or even first on the same play.

    I don’t hope for him back on the Dodgers, but I’d love to see him back in the majors again, he was supremely entertaining, for better and worse.

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