The twin daughters of Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles, Adriana and Maiya, will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Tribe takes on the New York Yankees Thursday night at Progressive Field. One of the twins, Adriana, was diagnosed with childhood leukemia in May.
Aviles was initially placed on the family medical emergency list on May 8 for then unknown reasons. Prior to his return days later, it was made public that his daughter had been diagnosed with cancer. Since then, the Indians as an organization shaved their head in support of Adriana and posed with shaven heads in orange "Team Adriana" shirts to show support for the four-year-old. Prior to July 31st trade deadline, the front office also announced that they would not be trading Aviles while his daughter was being treated at the Cleveland Clinc.
Adriana and Maiya will throw out the first pitches presumably in front of a huge crowd as tonight the Indians going for the sweep against the Yankees.