Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Báez is offering food to victims of Hurricane Fiona.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Báez is assisting his native Puerto Rico by giving away free food, as first reported by TMZ. Báez will offer food through his taco stand, Taquiza. Many places are without power and running water, and Báez is doing what he can do to give back. As of Wednesday, 1.1 million people are without power, according to PowerOutageUS.com.
Fiona was reclassified as a Category 4 storm this morning as it was heading towards Bermuda. The island saw hurricane conditions for 48 hours. Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi said he has signed an executive order that would access to food across the island. According to the story, they are working on distributing over 1.7 million pounds of food.
Gov. Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico said that as much as 30 inches of rain have fallen in some places and that the island expects to receive even more rain: "Many areas that had never flooded have seen unprecedented water levels." https://t.co/LRWYGlrxQW pic.twitter.com/sjwtQzc3IH
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 20, 2022
Báez, who recently accepted to play for Team Puerto Rico for the 2023 World Baseball Classic, is one of the island’s proudest citizens. Recently, Báez along with several other Tigers players and coaches wore the number 21 for Roberto Clemente Day. The Hall of Fame outfielder was known for his great humanitarian efforts.
#Tigers players wearing No. 21 for today’s game: Joe Jiménez, Willi Castro, Riley Greene, Javier Báez, Miguel Cabrera and Alex Lange. Assistant pitching coach Juan Nieves, too. Celebrating Roberto Clemente Day.
— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) September 16, 2022