2013 Lookout Yasiel Puig Selected To Play In MLB All-Star Game

Sunday, July 06, 2014
Yasiel Puig
Yasiel Puig
- photo by Tim Evearitt

One year ago, Yasiel Puig opened the 2013 season in the outfield of the Chattanooga Lookouts where he played 40 games until his June callup to the LA Dodgers, On July 15, he will be a starting outfielder for the National League in the Major League Baseball All-Star game.

Puig was voted by the fans to start in the outfield, receiving 4,059,746 votes, third among NL outfielders, joined by Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates (4,519,440 votes) and Carlos Gomez of the Brewers (4,068,745). 

Puig won National League Player of the Month honors in May and on the season is hitting .307/.393/.516 with 23 doubles and 12 home runs.

Puig is the first Dodger elected to start an All-Star Game since Matt Kemp in 2012, and at 23 years, 221 days old on July 15 will be the youngest Dodgers All-Star Game starter since Steve Sax (23 years, 158 days old) in 1982.


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