MINNEAPOLIS — He got shut out at the Home Run Derby. He went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts at the All-Star game. He made a game but imperfect leaping attempt to catch Mike Trout’s triple in the first inning. Overall, Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig had a rough couple of nights among the stars.
Despite a lack of positive personal results at his first All-Star game, Puig said Tuesday night he wasn’t unhappy about how it all went at Target Field.
[Photos: Yasiel Puig’s rough All-Star debut]
“I leave here happy for several reasons, including that I got to play amongst friends," Puig said with the help of translator Yvonne Carrasco. “I leave happy that I did the best I can. I didn’t hit any home runs yesterday, I struck out three times today. But you know — that happens. I’m proud to have been present for Derek Jeter’s last All-Star game before he retires. It was very emotional to see him off. He has been one of my favorite players.
"Now I’m focusing on doing the best I can for the second half, and if I get the opportunity next year, I’ll do better.”
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