Former Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles' young daughter, Adriana, is reportedly cancer-free following a bone marrow transplant, per Detroit Tigers beat writer Jason Beck. Aviles was playing with the Indians last season when he learned that his then four-year-old daughter was diagnosed with childhood leukemia in May.
According to Beck, Aviles is "all smiles" in camp with the news that Adriana will is now cancer-free and will soon be joining him in Lakeland, Florida where the Tigers hold their Spring Training camp.
Mike Aviles all smiles in camp. His daughter, Adriana, diagnosed with leukemia last year, had bone marrow transplant, now cancer-free.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 18, 2016
The Indians vowed not to trade Aviles at the deadline last year while Adriana received care at the Cleveland Clinic. Several players, coaches, and various staff members shaved their heads in support of Adriana following her diagnosis., and she and her sister also threw out the first pitch in an August game against the New York Yankees.
From everyone at Let's Go Tribe, we wish Adriana and the entire Aviles family the best going forward!