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Yasiel Puig through the years

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Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Angels during a game in Anaheim last season. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Few baseball players in the Major Leagues have made as big of a splash in their rookie season as Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. After signing a 7-year deal in 2012, Puig made his debut a year later. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Beginning in the minors
From August 2012 to June 2013, Puig spent his time in the Minor Leagues. In 2012, he played for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Waiting for his debut
Puig signs baseballs before his Major League debut against San Diego Padres in June 3, 2013. His much-awaited debut did not disappoint, as Puig hit 2-for-4. (Harry How / Getty Images)
Even better than the first
His second game was even better than the first. Puig hit two home runs and a double, driving in five runs.  (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)
A rising star
Puig became an instant sensation, winning back-to-back National League Player of the Month in his first two months in the Major League. By July, he was a star for the Dodgers, juggling baseballs with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo before the game against the New York Yankees. (Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times)
Heading to his first playoffs
Puig’s stellar rookie season was a big factor into the Dodgers clinching the NL West title in 2013. Puig celebrates with his teammates after clinching the division against Arizona on September 19. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Flying in October
Despite missing out on winning the National League Rookie of the Year, Puig carried his great rookie season deep into October. In 10 games during the postseason, Puig hit .333 and drove in four runs. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Falling short of reaching the World Series
Puig shows his frustration after being outed on a double playin the bottom of the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game 4 of the NLCS. The Dodgers’ hopes of reaching the World Series for the first time since 1998 was dashed as the Cardinals won the series, 4-2. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig signs autographs before the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis on July 15, 2014. (Craig Lassig / EPA)
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Yasiel Puig looks on during batting practice for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis on July 15, 2014. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
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Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig tries to make a catch on a run-scoring triple hit by the Angels’ Mike Trout during the first inning of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis on July 15. (John G. Mabanglo / EPA)
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Yasiel Puig smiles with standing in the dugout before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 22, 2014. (Associated Press)
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Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig puts on his batting gloves in the dugout during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 10, 2015.

 (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
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Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig hits a double against the San Diego Padres on April 7, 2015.

 (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
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Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig hits a solo home run during a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix on April 12.

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