St. Louis Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena is joining the Army Reserve during the Major League Baseball offseason.
Pena posted his intentions on Twitter, saying: “Im very proud to announce with the support of my wife & family that i will be joining the ARMY RESERVE this off season ‘ God Bless America ‘”
Im very proud to announce with the support of my wife & family that i will be joining the ARMY RESERVE this off season ” God Bless America “
— Brayan Pena (@cuban2727) July 5, 2016
The backup catcher is a defector from Cuba, and is very open about his love for America. He has also talked about the oppression he faced in Cuba before escaping. (SLIDESHOW: These Barel
— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) April 20, 2016
It’s not everyday you see an athlete on a multi-million dollar contract choose to make a major personal sacrifice to join the United States military.