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It’s been nearly a week and teams are still grinding to make changes to their MLB rosters. The first week of a new season is always hit and a miss when deciding on the roster and the lineups. And in the off-season, there had been a lot of discussions about the 23-year-old pitcher, Grayson Rodriguez, joining the ranks of the Baltimore Orioles. 

Despite being ranked as the 15th prospect by the team, Rodriguez failed to impress in his five spring starts, registering an ERA of 7.04 with 19 strikeouts and 7 walks. Hence, the spot on the team had been given to five other players who had outperformed him. But now, through a series of events, the pitcher has earned a spot in the team’s MLB roster for the regular season and has expressed his delight in the most endearing way possible. 

The Baltimore Orioles’ pitcher Kyle Bradish heads to the IL and Grayson makes his entry 

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Grayson Rodriguez’s dream of making it to the big leagues became a reality, and his family had been alongside him on his journey. Emotions ran high as Grayson hugged his dad, Gilbert, tightly, tears brimming his eyes.

According to the narrator in the video, his dad had built a baseball field in their backyard when Grayson was just a young T-ball player, so he could hone his craft. And now he has, as his family saw their efforts pay off as the young budding pitcher became a major leaguer.

Meanwhile, in Texas, Baltimore Orioles’ starter Kyle Bradish had to exit the game after being hit by a line drive on his right foot. It was a tough break for Bradish but an opportunity for Grayson as the announcement came the next day: Bradish was headed to the injured list, and Grayson was being called up to start in his place. 

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With potentially several starts in the upcoming games, the 23-year-old has a chance to make a real impact before Bradish returns from his injury. 

How are fans reacting to the heartwarming embrace? 

Fans can’t get enough of Grayson Rodriguez’s heartwarming embrace with his father.

They are pouring in their love and congratulating the young star for finally making it to the MLB roster. 

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With the athlete’s entry into the grand stage of MLB with the Baltimore Orioles, the pitcher has begun a new chapter of his career and it remains to be seen if he proves his mettle in the ballpark. 

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