Report: Giants interested in Yasiel Puig
San Francisco Giants fans used to hate Yasiel Puig while he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it sounds like there’s at least a chance the outfielder could be playing for his former rivals in 2020.
According to baseball writer Robert Murray, the Giants have interest in Puig, who remains a free agent with spring training looming.
Sources: #SFGiants have interest in free-agent outfielder Yasiel Puig. Familiarity with Farhan Zaidi from their together time in LA.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) February 7, 2020
We haven’t heard much about Puig in a while. He’s still in search of a job a year after hitting .267 with 24 home runs with the Reds and Indians. He and the Giants have not gotten along over the years, but with Madison Bumgarner departing the team, he may receive a warmer welcome if both sides make this happen.
The Giants brought back Hunter Pence on Friday. It’s not clear if this will dissuade the team from making any pursuit of Puig, but the Cuban outfielder’s free agency is still worth following either way.