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Puig issues statement on article

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig issued a statement Wednesday about a magazine article describing his escape from Cuba to Mexico in 2012.In a story published Sunday, Los Angeles magazine detailed how Puig received death threats from human traffickers under control of a murderous Mexican drug cartel."I'm aware of the recent articles and news accounts. I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject," Puig said in a statement through his agent, Adam Katz. "I'm represented on this matter, and I'm only focused on being a productive teammate and helping the Dodgers win games."Puig has reportedly been subjected to a lawsuit that accuses him of wrongfully accusing a man of trying to set up a defection.According to the magazine, a Miami air-conditioning repairman and recycler who was on probation for attempted burglary and possession of a fake ID, agreed to pay smugglers $250,000 to get Puig out...

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