Chicago White Sox minor leaguer Anderson Comas took to social media to announce he’s homosexual.
“Disclaimer: for those who’re homophobic this submit is might not for you or maby [sic] sure so you’ll be able to see all of us issues [sic] and all of us are the identical…,” Comas started his submit on Instagram.
“This can be my most private factor I ever share and it’s that I’m proudly and fortunately a part of the LGTBQ+ [sic] neighborhood. I’m additionally a human with an excellent soul, I’m respectful, I’m a lover, I really like my household and pals and that’s what actually issues, I take pleasure in my work lots, being an expert baseball participant is the perfect factor that occurred to me so I simply wanna say one thing to these individuals that claims that homosexual individuals can’t be somebody on this life, properly have a look at me I’m Homosexual and I’m an expert athlete in order that didn’t stopped [sic] me to make my goals come true, I’m doing this trigger I wanna be an inspiration for these like me on the market becoming for his or her goals, please don’t hearken to these silly issues that individuals say about us, battle on your goals, imagine in your self and go for it.”
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Billy Bean, to not be confused with Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane, and Glenn Burke have been the one main or minor league baseball gamers to ever publicly come out as homosexual. Each did after they retired from the sport.
That makes Comas the one energetic participant in baseball to be publicly homosexual.
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Comas come out publicly now, however Chicago discovered final yr about his sexual orientation.
“Anderson first shared his information with us final yr,” White Sox assistant GM Chris Getz stated, by way of The Athletic. “And I used to be more than happy that he was comfy sharing with us in participant improvement. I additionally was comfortable on the response throughout the group, which as you’ll anticipate was to assist, assist and congratulate a teammate. Along with his social media submit in the present day, all of us are so happy with Anderson and that he’s comfy sharing such an necessary private a part of his life so overtly.”
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Comas, a 23-year-old outfielder from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, has made it as excessive as Single-A ball since he was signed in 2017.
In 21 video games final yr between the rookie Arizona Complicated League and Single-A Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, Comas had a slash line of .169/.192/.394 with 4 homers, 4 doubles and 9 RBI.
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Comas fared higher within the Arizona Complicated League, as he went 10-for-29 together with his homers, doubles and RBI all coming there in eight video games. As soon as he bought to Single-A, he solely went 2-for-42 in 13 video games for Kannapolis.