UPDATE - Puig's deal with the Dodgers is worth $42 million over seven years, reports Enrique Rojas (link in Spanish) of ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com confirms this:
Yasiel Puig got $42M for 7 years from the #dodgers, pending physical— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 28, 2012
10:54 AM EDT - Jorge Ebro is reporting that Jaime Torres, Yasel Puig's agent, has told El Nuevo Herald that his client has signed with the Dodgers.
According to an industry source, the Dodgers have agreed to a multiyear deal worth more than $40 million with 21-year-old international prospect Yasiel Puig, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound outfielder from Cuba.
Sanchez reports the Dodgers have yet to comment on or confirm the signing.
Puig was recently named a free agent by Major League Baseball, and it was clear that he would sign before July 2, when the new international free agent spending limits are put in place.
Sanchez notes that leading up the Puig signing, the Dodgers had been open about their willingness to spend money and desire to strengthen their presence on the international market.
The rumored amount of more than $40 million would surpass the total contracts received by fellow Cuban outfielders, Yoenis Cespedes, who signed a $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, and Jorge Soler, who inked a $30 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.