Former MLB player Yasiel Puig – He is no stranger to fights – He was seen getting beaten and throwing punches during a bench-clearing brawl in Venezuela last week.
The fight occurred after Puig’s Sharks teammate Michael Garcia Go-ahead hit, two-run shot During the eighth inning of Game 2 of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League Championship Series against the Tiburones de La Guaira.
Garcia seemed to be showing off too much for his opponents’ liking, and a feud ensued. Surprisingly, no one was sent off and Tiburones de la Guaira won 12-10.
After outlets like TMZ Sports, the Daily Mail and the New York Post published stories about the game and the fight, Puig took to X to tell his side of the story and call out the publications for sharing “fake news.”
Puig, 33, has not played in the majors since 2019. He came with the Los Angeles Dodgers, finishing second in Rookie of the Year voting in 2013. Puig also played for Cincinnati and Cleveland. Since then, the player played in the Dominican Republic and South Korea, before ending up in Venezuela.
In 2022, Puig pleaded guilty For lying to federal law enforcement officials about sports bets he placed in an illegal gambling operation. He secretly settled with two women who accused him of sexual assault. According to the Washington Post.