Yasiel Puig, who is on trial for misrepresentation and obstruction of justice in relation to illegal sports betting, returns to the Dominican League.
Estrellas Orientales of the Dominican Republic professional baseball team officially announced on the 6th that they had signed a contract with Puig.
Puig played 126 games for Kiwoom in the Korean professional baseball league last year, recording a batting average of 0.277 with 21 homers and 73 RBIs.
At the end of last year, Puy faced a crisis in his career as he was caught up in an unfortunate incident and his contract renewal with Kiwoom failed.
In November of last year, after the KBO league season ended, it was belatedly revealed through the US prosecutors that Puig had been involved in illegal sports betting in the past and was accused of making false statements during the investigation stage.스포츠토토
At the time, the U.S. prosecutors announced that in 2019, when Puig was playing in the major leagues, through a third party, he had made nearly 900 illegal sports bets on games such as tennis, soccer, and basketball.
Puig signed a plea agreement with prosecutors in July last year, but changed his position in November and refused to plead guilty.
At the time, Puig’s defense attorney argued that “Puig was not charged with illegal gambling, and he did not bet on baseball.”
After Puig refused to plead guilty, prosecutors charged him with obstruction of justice and making a false statement to federal investigators.
Puig’s trial is scheduled for January next year.
It is predicted that Puig will aim to advance to the major leagues or Japanese professional baseball after announcing his health in the Dominican League, which opens in October.
If Puig aims to return to Korean professional baseball, it is impossible to transfer to 9 other teams besides returning to Kiwoom.