Chicago White Sox: Edwin Encarnacion’s generous efforts

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The Chicago White Sox have a player in Edwin Encarnacion making some generous efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic that has hurt our world.

The Chicago White Sox are not playing baseball right now. What coronavirus has done to our world is devastating. It took baseball (and all sports) from us but that is only a small part of it. Well, in these tough times, there are good men playing Major League Baseball making a difference in the community in the fight against COVID-19. It is so good to know that these men with the resources and a big platform to stand on, do the right thing.

One of those players in new Chicago White Sox designated hitter/first baseman, Edwin Encarnacion. The public health crisis has made the lives of many very difficult but Encarnacion has put his best foot forward and made a difference with a couple of friends.

Former MLB superstars Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz were involved in this with him. Together, the three of them have worked to raise one million dollars to fight the coronavirus in the Dominican Republic. They have encouraged over 40 players from the Dominican Republic to donate money to this cause to help their country.

The money is going to be used for supplies such as ventilators, facemasks, disposable suits, test kits, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and food. It is all things that are desperately needed by anyone trying to fight off this dreadful disease. Things haven’t been good for a lot of people but it is good to see Encarnacion, Martinez, and Ortiz doing their part to try and help. All three of them were or still are elite on the field but even better off of it right now.

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The cool thing is, Encarnacion has yet to play a single game for the Chicago White Sox and he is already serving the team very proud. That will be remembered just as much by us fans no matter how well or not his career here goes. His play on the field is certainly something to be excited about as well but it is cool to see him making a difference with his fellow countrymen.