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Yasiel Puig to sign with Braves, per report

The Braves needed help to fill the gap with Markakis opting out and the Braves hope that Puig can continue his reverse splits

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Cleveland Indians Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The headline has it all - the Braves are reportedly set to sign OF Yasiel Puig.

The signing comes as not a huge shock as the Braves production against right handed pitching took a big fall when Nick Markakis opt’d out of the 2020 shortened season.

For his career Puig has an .845 OPS against RHP and the Braves are banking on the reverse splits to continue. Puig hit .267/.327/.458 along with 24 homers and 19 stolen bases (albeit caught stealing seven times) in 149 games last season, split between Cincinnati and Cleveland.

Puig joins a rather potentially dynamic Braves outfield that consists of Ronald Acuña, Marcell Ozuna, Yasiel Puig, Ender Inciarte, Adam Duvall, and potentially Cristian Pache.

The deal is reportedly pending a physical and the Braves have not yet announced the signing.

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