Chicago White Sox Prospect Anderson Comás Comes Out as Gay
Chicago White Sox Prospect Anderson Comás 'I'm Gay'
2/20/2023 7:00 AM PT
Chicago White Sox prospect Anderson Comás revealed this weekend he's gay ... saying he's hoping coming out now will help inspire others to "fight for your dreams."
The 23-year-old became just the second active MLB minor leaguer to reveal he's gay ... and in an emotional Instagram post on Sunday, he wrote, "I'm doing this cause I wanna be an inspiration for those like me out there fighting for their dreams."
"Please don’t listen to those stupid things that people say about us," he added, "fight for your dreams, believe in yourself and go for it."
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Comás signed with the Sox in 2016 out of the Dominican Republic ... and began his career as an outfielder. In 2022, though, he switched to pitching -- and logged 11.1 innings on the mound for the White Sox's rookie league team last season.
After his announcement Sunday, the White Sox applauded him -- saying on Twitter they were "proud" of the prospect.
We are all so proud of you, Anderson! ❤️🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/8ykBdwZelo— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) February 19, 2023 @whitesox
Team assistant general manager Chris Getz later said in a statement Comas came out to the team last year.
"I was very pleased that he was comfortable sharing with us in player development," Getz said.
"I also was happy at the reaction across the organization, which as you would expect was to support, help and congratulate a teammate. With his social media post today, we all are so proud of Anderson and that he is comfortable sharing such an important personal part of his life so openly."