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Agent Jaime Torres has pulled off one of the all-time coups, assuming reports of the Dodgers agreeing to a 7-year, $42-million deal for Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig are correct, and the deal can become official before Monday, when international spending limits are put into effect. Less than a week ago, Puig had confused scouts flying all around Mexico as he considered leaving Torres for agent Rudy Santin. He returned to Torres after a weekend tryout turned what one scout called "an absolute circus,'' and the deal with the Dodgers came together quickly. The Cubs were interested in Puig, but only if bidding did not turn crazy. At 21 he's considered closer to the big leagues than Jorge Soler (who agreed to sign for a reported 9 years, $27 million) but without as high of a ceiling. He's barely in the last year and worried some teams about his health and his makeup, but apparently not the Dodgers.