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Who is Yasiel Puig's wife? Ex-MLB superstar faces jail time for lying to feds in illegal gambling probe

To settle his debts and keep gambling, Puig wrote two different checks totaling $100K to the owners of the illegal gambling operation
Yasiel Puig has been dating Andrea De La Torre since 2014 (Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
Yasiel Puig has been dating Andrea De La Torre since 2014 (Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA: Former MLB star Yasiel Puig consented to plead guilty to lying to federal agents during their investigation of an illegal gambling network. As a result, he now faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, reported TMZ.

At a court hearing in late November 2022, the former Dodgers outfielder plans to enter a guilty plea to one count of making false statements, according to federal prosecutors who revealed the plea arrangement on Monday afternoon. The maximum term for the offense, according to the FBI, is five years in prison. After playing in the MLB for seven seasons, Puig has moved on to play baseball in South Korea. However, beginning in May 2019, authorities have accused Puig of making bets through an illicit gambling enterprise. Authorities claimed that in just a few short weeks, he lost $282,900 through gaming. To settle his debts and keep gambling, he wrote two different checks totaling $100K to the owners of the illegal gambling operation. 


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Authorities claimed that after receiving the funds, the former MLB superstar continued to place 899 more wagers on the websites between July 2019 and September 2019 on matches of basketball, football, and tennis. Puig was eventually quizzed about it all, and officials claim he lied vehemently, leading to the federal accusation.

Before beginning his professional career, Puig won a bronze medal in the 2008 Junior Baseball Championship. He represented Cuba's national team at the 2011 World Port Tournament. Puig received the All-Stars Award in 2014. He hit .327 for the Quakes in his 14 total games played. Puig's estimated net worth is $29 million. He had previously played for the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Since the 2019 campaign when he was a member of both the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians, Puig hasn't participated in any MLB games.
Back in August 2022, he expressed optimism to TMZ Sports about his potential comeback to the MLB after his time in the KBO League. He told TMZ, "It's better to be in Los Angeles or in MLB. God put me in this spot to do the best I can to show people that I've changed from five or six years ago."

Who is Yasiel Puig's wife?

Puig dated Nicole Chaves, who gave birth to his first child, Diego Alejandro, in December 2013. Since 2014, he has been dating Andrea De La Torre. On February 2, 2017, Andrea gave birth to his son Daniel Sebastian, who is the first child of the couple. However, the two have not yet exchanged vows. There is hardly any information available about Andrea, his girlfriend of Mexican descent. On August 14, 2019, Puig got citizenship in the US, World Celebs reported.