As we get closer to the beginning of the 2020 MLB season, All-Star rightfielder Yasiel Puig is still a free agent. That could change soon, though, as MLB.com's Mark Feinsand is reporting that the Baltimore Orioles are interested in Puig, and have made at least one offer.
Puig is a career .277 hitter across three teams throughout his seven-year career. Last season he batted .267 with 24 home runs and 84 RBIs for the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians.
According to CBS Sports, the Orioles outfield is expected to consist of a combination of Austin Hays, DJ Stewart, Stevie Wilkerson and Mason Williams. The addition of Puig would provide an immediate upgrade to the O's outfield, and although Baltimore isn't expected to contend this season even with a big-time free agent, Puig could still help the team tremendously.
Puig has had a long free agency this offseason, although he said in April that he had received offers from the Miami Marlins and several other teams. Puig also said at that time that he didn't believe there would be an MLB season in 2020, but perhaps now that the schedule is set, he'll sign when the right offer comes his way.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.