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Puig, Rodriguez set to appear at Cuban Heritage Day

Puig, Rodriguez set to appear at Cuban Heritage Day


LOS ANGELES -- Rookies Yasiel Puig and Paco Rodriguez will make appearances Sunday, when Viva Los Dodgers doubles as Cuban Heritage Day, to be held in the Dodger Stadium parking lot before the club's game against San Diego.

Puig, Rodriguez and fabled Dodgers scout Mike Brito -- all three with Cuban roots -- will appear at 11 a.m. PT to sign autographs and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Entertainment will be provided by Dimelo! Records artist La Charanga Cubana and Cuban-American DJ Canyon Cody.

At each Viva Los Dodgers, the Dodgers recognize outstanding leadership and service in the Latino and greater Los Angeles community with the "Heroe de la Comunidad" award. This Sunday's recipient is Dr. Tirso del Junco, a prominent diplomat, retired surgeon, community leader and native of Havana, Cuba. This award will be presented by Dodger Hall of Fame Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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