The Cuban Yasiel Puig, center fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, continues to grab headlines in the sports media that covers the events of the MLB. Whether for his performance or his unlimited explosiveness to play, the fact is not three days go by without the Cuban star being in reports analysis, and even images and curious videos where they build a graceful and unruly little character, hard to adapt to the tranquility of the first world, but mostly talented, as is the case with Mario Balotelli but in soccer.
This time the news on Puig cannot be more positive: he was selected among the top four players who will comprise the all-star team in the majors to face the national team of Japan in a series of five games this November.
The Cuban outfielder shares credit with Dominican star Albert Pujols and Robinson Cano, and the American slugger Adam Jones, from the Baltimore Orioles, players that show on advance how important is for Ron Washington, manager of the Texas Rangers and responsible for directing the American team, the match against the Japanese, champions in the first two World Baseball Classics.
The rest of the 28 players who will go to the land of the rising sun will be announced within the next month and as things go is not ruled out that in the all-star team of MLB will be other Cubans like José Dariel Abreu, Aroldis Chapman, Alexei Ramirez or Yoenis Cespedes, all with great performances this season.
The games will be played on November 12 through the 20 and according to Hiroko Kokubo, mentor the Japanese team since last year, the match has for them paramount importance, since they are working with an eye to the 2017World Classic and what better opponent to know how things are going than a selection of stars of Major League Baseball from the United States.