Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is encouraging his colleagues to step up. Trout donated $27,000 toward helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and is urging other baseball players to contribute to the cause.
Trout released a statement on Twitter, announcing his donation to the American Red Cross.
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) August 29, 2017
As Trout explains in his letter, the $27,000 figure is a play on his jersey number.
He encourages his “teammates, fellow MLB players” and the public to help out. Trout ends the note with “even $5 of $10 helps.” If you would like to donate to the American Red Cross, you can do so here.
Trout is not the only player to pledge money toward helping Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter – who grew up in Texas – has pledged $10,000 for each home run he hits the rest of the season. His teammate Adam Wainwright has agreed to match that donation. The Houston Astros have donated $4 million.
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