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Dodgers manager calm in light of Yasiel Puig's immigration story

Dodgers manager calm in light of Yasiel Puig's immigration story

Posted by Liliana Castaño on April 16, 2014

Whatever happened during Yasiel Puig’s bizarre journey from impoverished Cuba to big league stardom and the bright lights of Los Angeles will apparently stay South of the Border.

At least that’s how Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is viewing revelations in a Los Angeles Magazine article alleging direct involvement of the Mexican drug cartel in bringing one of baseball’s most exciting and controversial players to the United States.

The article, which has garnered national media attention, suggests the unsavory figures who figured prominently in helping Puig land a $42 million contract could pose a threat to his safety, as well as any fans or teammates at Dodger Stadium or elsewhere that might be in their way.

One of Puig’s smugglers, who Puig alleged had harassed him, was killed execution-style, according to the report.

Mattingly said he has not read the article but acknowledged hearing “tidbits” about it. He said he was not concerned about his own personal safety.

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