Chicago White Sox prospect Anderson Comas has publicly revealed he is gay in a personal and heartfelt post on Instagram.
The 23-year-old wrote in the caption on Sunday that he is proud and happy to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
“This may be my most personal thing I ever share and it’s that I’m proudly and happily part of the LGTBQ+ community,” Comas wrote on Instagram. “I’m also a human with a great soul, I’m respectful, I’m a lover, I love my family and friends and that’s what really matters, I enjoy my work a lot, being a professional baseball player is the best thing that happened to me so I just wanna say something to those people that says that gay people can not be someone in this life, well look at me I’m Gay and I’m a professional athlete so that didn’t stopped me to make my dreams come true, I’m doing this cause I wanna be an inspiration for those like me out there fitting for their dreams, please don’t listen to those stupid things that people say about us, fight for your dreams, believe in yourself and go for it.”
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Following Comas’ announcement, the White Sox took to Twitter to support the athlete.
The team wrote, “We are all so proud of you, Anderson!”
The account then shared a statement from the White Sox released through Chris Getz, the 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 is the latest minor league player to come out. In August 2022, Giants prospect Solomon Bates came out as queer, making him the second minor league baseball player to publicly come out as gay after David Denson did so in 2015.