Detroit Tigers infielder Mike Aviles shared some great news with the baseball world on Thursday: His daughter Adriana is cancer-free.
"Everything’s going well with her," Aviles told MLB.com. "She had a bone marrow transplant in December. She’s recovering, and she’ll be out here in a couple weeks when she’s allowed to fly. She’s cancer-free and going forward."
Adriana, now 5 years old, was diagnosed with leukemia last May and captured the hearts of baseball fans when she and her twin sister threw ceremonial first pitches before a Cleveland Indians-New York Yankees game in August.
The Indians, for whom Aviles played from 2013 to 2015, honored his request not to be traded last offseason so Adriana could stay in Cleveland for medical treatment. He signed with the Tigers this offseason.
The good news spread throughout baseball Thursday, with numerous players sharing their congratulations for the Aviles family.