White Sox minor league pitcher Anderson Comas publicly came out as gay on Sunday. The 23-year-old made the announcement in a personal Instagram post.
“I’m doing this cause I wanna be an inspiration for those like me out there fighting (sic) for their dreams,” Comas wrote. “Please don’t listen to those stupid things that people say about us, fight for your dreams, believe in yourself and go for it.”
Shortly after the post was made, the White Sox tweeted a statement of support from Chris Getz, the team’s assistant general manager of player development.
“Anderson first shared his news with us last year,” Getz said. “And I was very pleased that he was comfortable sharing with us in player development. 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.”
Comas, who got his start as an outfielder for the White Sox in 2017, converted to pitcher last season. During his 2022 campaign with the Arizona Compex League, he recorded a 6.35 ERA with 13 strikeouts and 11 walks over 11.1 innings. Though he hasn’t made it beyond Low-A Kannapolis in his career, Comas is hoping this new start on the mound will allow him to keep progressing through the system.
Following his announcement, Comas joins former Brewers minor-leaguer David Denson (2015) and former Giants minor-leaguer Solomon Bates (2022) as the only players from MLB-affiliated minor leagues to say they are gay.
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Featured Photo: Anderson Comas/Instagram
This guy has an ERA north of 6.00 in the Arizona league. When he was a hitter, he rarely hit the ball. Smells like a reach around for a lifetime job from an organization that wants to be woke.