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Former Main League Baseball star Yasiel Puig discovered himself in the course of a large brawl throughout a Venezuelan Skilled Baseball League this week. 

Puig, who performs for Tiburones de La Guaira, was concerned in a bench-clearing brawl between his group and Cardenales de Lara, based on the New York Submit. 

Tiburones de la Guaira’s Cuban baseball participant Yasiel Puig watches the Venezuelan Baseball League sport between Leones del Caracas and Tiburones de la Guaira on the Simon Bolivar Monumental Stadium in Caracas, on January 7, 2024.  (FEDERICO PARRA/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Tiburones participant Maikel Garcia launched a two-run go-ahead dwelling run within the eighth inning to take a 10-8 lead. 

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Video of the sport exhibits Garcia rounding third base and having phrases with the Cardenales bench, earlier than slowing all the way down to a stroll as he was greeted by his teammates at dwelling plate. 

Each benches cleared, and the 2 groups squared off on the sphere. Puig might be seen jawing with a couple of opposing gamers earlier than a Cardenales participant wildly swings at him. Puig then costs the participant, with each groups exchanging punches.

Puig took to social media to specific disappointment with how his involvement within the brawl was portrayed within the media, saying he had tried to “hold everybody calm and from nowhere I get hit in head.” 

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Tiburones de la Guaira’s Cuban baseball participant Yasiel Puig throws the ball in the course of the Venezuelan Baseball League sport between Leones del Caracas and Tiburones de la Guaira on the Simon Bolivar Monumental Stadium in Caracas, on January 7, 2024.  (FEDERICO PARRA/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Puig’s agent additionally posted to X to elucidate that Puig had been trying to “hold the peace.” 

“Sadly, the American media chooses to as soon as once more share misinformation. [Yasiel Puig] was truly conserving the peace yesterday when he was sucker punched by a participant from the opposite group. I’ve launched a number of movies on my feed that present what occurred,” Lisette Carnet wrote.

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Yasiel Puig plays for the Guardians

Yasiel Puig, #66 of the Cleveland Indians, returns to the dugout after fielding in the course of the eighth inning in opposition to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 27, 2019, in Washington, D.C.  (Scott Taetsch/Getty Pictures)

“It’s unlucky we’ve develop into one of these society that when the reality doesn’t match our thirst, we simply change the ‘clickbait’ to go well with. Puig is ok btw- he was not sanctioned as a result of he was a sufferer yesterday- and as we speak he hit a 2 run HR & is now 1 sport away from a championship.”

Carnet posted a clip of the opposing participant swinging at Puig. 

In keeping with the field rating, no gamers have been ejected because of the brawl. 

Puig final performed in MLB throughout the 2019 season, showing in 49 video games for the Cleveland Guardians and hitting .297.