A man in Cuba is suing Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig for $12 million, alleging that the rookie sensation made false allegations that led to him being sentenced to seven years in prison.
The Los Angeles Times reported that lawyers for Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Florida. It claims that Corbacho Daudinot was subjected to "prolonged arbitrary detention and torture" after Puig and his mother testified against him in a human-trafficking trial in 2010.
The suit refers to Puig and his mother as government informants and involves Puig's alleged plan to escape from Cuba.
"This is not something we're going to comment about," said Jaime Torres, Puig's agent.
He did say that Puig is aware of the lawsuit and hired a lawyer.
Corbacho Daudinot's lawyers filed a similar lawsuit last year against Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman on behalf of different plaintiffs.
Puig defected from Cuba and signed with the Dodgers before this season. Since making his major league debut June 3, Puig is batting .381 with eight home runs and 19 RBI.