While his robust .526 batting average during the 2013 Cactus League season nearly had the Los Angeles Dodgers sold on Cuba native Yasiel Puig, the parent club’s horrendous start left skipper Don Mattingly no choice but to summon the promising prospect on June 2. The move paid dividends as the club went from 23-32 without Puig to 69-38 with him. As he set the precedent with the Cuban National team, Puig was issued this Cienfuegos Elephants jersey during his 2008-2010 tenure in his homeland. The green mesh button-down garment features a script-style “Cienfuegos” displayed across the chest in black-on-white felt, “14” sewn to the back and “PUIG” sewn atop the number in like fashion. Black piping lines the sides and a shell-themed logo patch adorns the left sleeve. LOA from David Parlet.
The all-original garment has no repairs or alterations. There is no visible tagging on this jersey, which measures to be a size “48.”
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