Yasiel Puig, Atlanta Braves come to terms on one-year deal

Free-agent outfielder Yasiel Puig has a new team for the upcoming season, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, according to the Associated Press. 

The AP cites a source with knowledge of the deal, which will become official once Puig passes a physical. 

The charismatic Puig, 29, spent his first six major-league seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers — finishing second in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting in 2013 and earning All-Star honors in 2014. 

The Cuban native split last season between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, hitting a combined .267 with 24 home runs, 84 RBI and 19 stolen bases. 

Yasiel Puig celebrates his three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports)

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In Atlanta, Puig will help the Braves fill the void left when veteran Nick Markakis decided to opt out of playing this season. Puig will likely compete with Adam Duvall and Marcell Ozuna for playing time in the outfield.

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