Yasiel Puig being sued by Cuban man for $12 million

July 22, 2013 – 12:17 am by Will Rettig

Yasiel Puig

According to reports, a man in Cuba is suing Los Angeles Dodgers’ rookie standout Yasiel Puig for $12 million.

Puig is apparently being sued in because he reportedly made false allegations that resulted in a seven-year prison term for Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot. Lawyers representing Corbacho Daudinot claim that Puig and his mother testified against him during a 2010 human trafficking trial, and that the trial was centered around Puig looking to escape from Cuba.

Puig’s agent, Jaime Torres did said he would not on the matter. Torres added that Puig was aware of the suit and has hired a lawyer.

The lawsuit has come at a bad time for Puig and the Dodgers, possibly serving as a distraction in the second half of the season. Puig has helped spark a struggling Dodgers team since being promoted on June 3.

Through Saturday, Puig is batting .369 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs.

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