“I want to show American baseball that I’m not disrespecting the game,” the outfielder told the Los Angeles Times in Spanish.
Puig said he probably won't abandon the bat flip altogether.
“If it’s a big home run or if I’m frustrated because I couldn’t connect in my previous at-bats or if I drive in important runs for my team, I might do it,” he said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “You never know. I can’t say I won’t do it.”
Puig has two home runs and three RBIs in six games this season. Last year, he batted .296 with 16 home runs, 69 RBIs and 92 runs.
- Alex Putterman