Baseball is just a game. It’s great when people realize that. Often times it’s the players and teams and officials inside the game who realize that well before fans do.
#Indians drawing interest in infielder Mike Aviles, but will not trade him while his 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, battles leukemia.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 23, 2015
Aviles has taken a couple of different stints on the medical leave list to be with Adriana this season, to attend medical visits and procedures and the like. As we’ve so often read, being traded when everything else is going great is already trying enough for ballplayers and their families. It’d be hard to imagine dealing with it while your child was battling cancer.
Kudos to the Indians for thinking of the people who work for them first before they think of the work.