Roberto Puig was the first cleanup hitter for the Cuban national team, batting in that slot and starting in center in the opener of the 1926 Central American Games. He was 1 for 4 and scored twice while not handling a chance in the field in a win over Mexico. He was remained in cleanup in their other two games, both wins, though he was only 1 for 7; he had three putouts as well. In 1926-1927, he played briefly as a pro with the Alacranes of the Cuban Triangal League. He hit .300 while sharing an outfield with Oscar Charleston.