Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/3/13
The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially promoted the $42 million man calling up top prospect Yasiel Puig. The native of Cuba has been tearing it up in Double A with the Chattanooga Lookouts hitting at a .313 clip with 8 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 40 contests before the promotion. The much heralded 22-year old will make his major league debut on Monday as the Dodgers are set to take on the San Diego Padres. The injury to superstar Matt Kemp and an ailing Carl Crawford precipitated the call for the services of Puig. It will be interesting to see how Puig fares against major league pitching after tearing it up in spring training. By the looks of this video, Puig has Hollywood swagger and should fit in nicely in Los Angeles. Check out the bat flip and walk out of the batters box after a minor league blast. He may eat some chin music from big league hurlers with that move in the show. The promotion will give the Dodgers faithful something to cheer about after the teams disappointing start
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