Detroit Tigers: Javier Báez sending meals to victims of Hurricane Fiona

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 26: Javier Baez #28 of the Detroit Tigers steps on the bag to get Marcus Semien #2 of the Texas Rangers out before throwing the ball to first base to complete a double play in the bottom of the first inning at Globe Life Field on August 26, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Emil Lippe/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 26: Javier Baez #28 of the Detroit Tigers steps on the bag to get Marcus Semien #2 of the Texas Rangers out before throwing the ball to first base to complete a double play in the bottom of the first inning at Globe Life Field on August 26, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Emil Lippe/Getty Images) /
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Detroit Tigers’ Javier Báez is stepping up to help those affected by Hurricane Fiona.

In the aftermath of a hurricane, many in Puerto Rico remain without power. Hurricane Fiona ripped through Puerto Rico earlier this week and left many without power and resources as it ravaged the country. Home of Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Báez, he is stepping up in the wake of destruction.

For the Detroit Tigers, Báez is offering free meals to those in Puerto Rico to try and aid the victims of Hurricane Fiona. The storm tore through the country, causing flooding and hazardous situations, strengthening to a category four storm after getting through the country.

Báez is using this as an opportunity to help those in need. A generous gesture from the Tigers infielder who wants to do what he can to support those in his home country. He has utilized his restaurant to try and help get hot meals to Puerto Ricans in need during these challenging times.

This is not the first time Báez lent a helping hand to his home country. According to this recent piece on FanSided, Báez is no stranger to doing work for Puerto Ricans to try and help.

Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Báez represents his home country with pride.

It’s not just the event of a disaster that causes Báez to step up. During his time with the Cubs, Báez established his “Los Magos” program, which is a play off of his nickname “El Mago.” Báez’s program helped bring members from three different organizations to Cubs games and get them involved with Cubs’ charity affairs.

But, Báez is now with the Tigers and still finding ways to help out with his home country. He’s gone home to Puerto Rico during offseasons and visited hospitals, and just found ways to give help to those who need it within his home country.

Baéz’s latest gesture to Puerto Rico is just another way he has exemplified what it means to give back to your community and do what he can to provide a helping hand to those in need. Especially when Puerto Ricans need the help, they can get following Hurricane Fiona’s destruction.

No matter how frustrated Tigers fans could be about his in-game performance, Báez shows sheer generosity and kindness to his community. It’s great to see from a Tigers player to show that type of compassion.

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Báez’s actions are incredibly kind and valuable to the citizens of Puerto Rico during a time of recovery from Hurricane Fiona.

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