Chicago White Sox player Anderson Comas comes out as gay
Anderson Comas, a minor league baseball player for the Chicago White Sox, has announced that he is gay and hopes to inspire other players.
Anderson Comas, a Minor League Baseball player with the Chicago White Sox, has publicly announced that he is gay and hopes to inspire other players.
The Dominican revealed the news through his Instagram account:
“Warning: if you are homophobic, this post may not be for you or maybe it is, so that you realize we all matter and we are all the same…” reads the beginning of the post on his social network .
The 23-year-old pitcher is the third minor league player ever to come out as gay.
“Maybe this is just a ‘coming out’, but I also want it to be inspiring for those who are also fighting for their dreams, I want to be an example that no matter what you like, you can achieve anything that you want to”, continues the publication.
Recruited by the White Sox as an outfielder in 2017, he has spent four seasons in the Minors and has played 179 games, being transitioned to pitcher last season.
“I’m gay but I’m also human, I’m respectful, I care about others, I’m loving, I love my family and friends, and that’s what really should matter, what defines me as a person , I am a professional baseball player is the best thing that has happened to me and being gay has not prevented me from achieving my dreams,“ Comas continues.
Through their official accounts, the Chicago White Sox said that they were proud of Anderson Comas, and that they supported him no matter what. Chris Getz, the assistant general manager for player development said in the statement, “Anderson first shared his news with us last year and I was very pleased that he felt comfortable sharing this with us in player development.”
“I was also happy with the reaction from the entire organization, which as expected was to support, help and congratulate a teammate. Looking at his social media post today, we are all so proud of Anderson and that he feels comfortable sharing such an important and personal part of his life so openly.”
Other cases of baseball players coming out
David Denson, Milwaukee Brewers first baseman, came out in 2015 while actively on the minor league roster, while Giants pitcher Solomon Bates came out last year after having been released by the Giants. Two days later, he was signed to the independent league Sioux City Explorers.