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The story behind Yasiel Puig's journey to the Dodgers

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Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts while at bat in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 15, 2013 in Los Angeles. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Yasiel Puig is the Dodgers' right-fielder, a Cuban defector who loves driving too fast and indulging in steak and eggs just about every morning. This season, he was late to his first game, overweight, and playing his usual no holds barred baseball, injuring his thumb in a wild head-first slide into first base not too long ago.

Puig's definitely got his defenders and his haters when it comes to his behavior on and off the field, but little has been known of his journey from Cuba to the U.S., until now.

Jesse Katz, who wrote about Puig's journey for the May issue of the Los Angeles Magazine joins the show with more. 

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