Javier Báez, José Berríos help provide meals to families in Puerto Rico


Cubs fans are used to Javier Báez stepping up on the field. With no baseball being played right now, the 27-year-old shortstop is stepping up off of it to help those in need.

Báez and Twins starter José Berríos provided meals to more than 500 families in Puerto Rico on Saturday, according to El Nuevo Día. The two collaborated with Taquiza, a restaurant in Puerto Rico.

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Báez and Berríos, brothers-in-law, helped pass out meals to families that included pasta with chicken, bottled water, carbonated drinks, juices, bananas. The donations also included face masks and hand sanitizer.

Per a translation of the story, Báez said helping children motivated him to take action. Schools in Puerto Rico are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unable to provide meals.

Báez noted he envisions offering more support as the pandemic persists.

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