Less than two weeks after Yasiel Puig signed a seven-year deal with the Dodgers, the Cuban outfielder reported to Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., to begin his pro career in the Arizona Rookie League.
Puig is scheduled to work out at the complex in front of the media on Thursday afternoon. He and Dodgers assistant general manager Logan White are slated to speak afterward.
"We're thrilled that Yasiel has arrived in Arizona," White said in a press release. "He's athletic, intelligent and someone that's ready to work hard and earn a chance to fulfill his dream of playing Major League Baseball."
Puig, 21, was signed to a $42 million deal on June 29. He played professionally in Cuba for Cienfuegos during the 2010-11 Cuban Series and hit .330 with 17 home runs, 19 doubles, six triples, 47 RBIs and a .430 on-base percentage in just 327 at-bats.