Anderson Comas is a 23-year-old prospect in the Chicago White Sox’s farm system that you probably haven’t heard of.
The White Sox signed Comas as an international free agent in 2017 and he’s since bounced around their system, most recently playing in the Arizona Complex Rookie League in 2022.
But Comas, a native of the Dominican Republican, made history on Sunday when he became just the third minor leaguer in baseball history to come out as gay. Comas is also the only active out minor leaguer.
White Sox Prospect Anderson Comas Comes Out As Gay In Instagram Post
He made the announcement in an Instagram post on Sunday.
“This may be my most personal thing I ever share and it’s that I’m proudly and happily part of the LGTBQ+ community 🏳️🌈 I’m also a human with a great soul, I’m respectful, I’m a lover, I love my family and friends and that’s what really matters, I enjoy my work a lot, being a professional baseball player is the best thing that happened to me so I just wanna say something to those people that says that gay people can not be someone in this life, well look at me I’m Gay and I’m a professional athlete so that didn’t stopped me to make my dreams come true, I’m doing this cause I wanna be an inspiration for those like me out there fitting for their dreams, please don’t listen to those stupid things that people say about us, fight for your dreams, believe in yourself and go for it.”- Anderson Comas on Instagram
White Sox Assistant General Manager Chris Getz said that Comas told the organization last year. He then lauded the organization for fostering an environment where he felt safe doing so.
“Anderson first shared his news with us last year,”Getz said in a statement. “And I was very pleased that he was comfortable sharing with us in player development. I also was happy at the reaction across the organization, which, as you would expect, was to support, help and congratulate a teammate.”
Comas began his career as an outfielder but made the switch to pitcher in 2022.