The Major League Baseball layoffs are underway and a Filipino American has the potential to be a big factor in his team’s victory.
Addison Russel will be the starting shortstop for the Chicago Cubs as they take on the San Francisco Giants Friday night in game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Originally from Pace, Fla., Russell was voted as a 2016 All Star who accumulated 108 hits and 19 home runs this season.
Russell who was originally drafted in 2012 by the Oakland Athletics, has a Filipino mother.
Russell has been known to show off his Pinoy pride on his Instagram account.
The Cubs play the Giants in a five-game series to determine who will advance to the National Conference Finals.