Editorial Seventh entry
Saint Petersburg / 03.10.2023 14:22:57
Star outfielder Randy Arozarena will have an extremely special visit this Tuesday at Tropicana Field when the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) Playoffs begin, as his mother will be present in the stands to see her son for the first time play a game in Major Leagues after having completed the immigration process to travel to the United States.
The Rays outfielder shared with Tricia Whitaker, broadcast reporter for the Rays, that his mother would be present to throw out the first pitch before Game 1 of the Wild Card Series against the Texas Rangers after having obtained his visa. Mrs. Sandra González flew to Mexico and from there to Saint Petersburg to be present at said match.
Mrs. González moved from Cuba to Mexico during 2017, just as Randy did years before. Several years after residing in the Aztec territory, Arozarena asked the president of Mexico to allow him to apply for the nationalization process and thus acquired his Mexican citizenship in 2020, a process that also allowed him to play with the Mexican Baseball Team last year. World Baseball Classic.
Family reunions for some Latino Major League players have been a constant over the last month. The mother of Venezuelan pitcher Brusdar Graterol also saw him pitch for the first time in the Major Leagues a couple of weeks ago with the Los Angeles Dodgers, while Miguel Cabrera’s parents threw the first pitch during his retirement weekend.
Rays face Rangers during the Wild Card round, a series that will reward the winner in a best-of-three series. Whoever wins will face the Baltimore Orioles in the Division Series starting next Saturday, October 7, and Randy Arozarena can probably boost the Rays with the emotional visit of his mother to see him play for the first time as a major leaguer.
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