February 20, 2023 — Athlete Ally responded to news that Chicago White Sox minor-league pitcher Anderson Comás came out as gay in an Instagram post on Sunday, making him the third minor leaguer in baseball history to publicly come out. He joins former San Francisco Giants pitcher and Athlete Ally Ambassador Solomon Bates, and former Milwaukee Brewers first baseman David Denson.
“We send tremendous love and support to Anderson, and are thrilled to see his team’s support,” said Hudson Taylor, Athlete Ally’s Founder and Executive Director. “Athletes come out when they feel safe doing so, and when inclusivity has been made a priority. We hope this historic milestone helps pave the way forward for baseball to ensure every LGBTQI+ player, coach and fan to be safe, welcome and included.”