The Houston Astros’ Abraham Toro, Jack Mayfield and Rogelio Armenteros walked through the hallways at Driscoll Children’s Hospital on Thursday afternoon.
“My friends are not going to believe me,” Rodrigo Castro Torres said about the MLB baseball players walking into his room.
This is the first stop of the Astros Caravan, an annual event with stops in Houston, Conroe, Round Rock and Corpus Christi.
The events include meet-and-greets with athletes and sports broadcasters. Corpus Christi’s next stop is a softball game with the Corpus Christi police and fire departments at Whataburger Field. Toro, Mayfield and Armenteros will help coach the game.
“Seeing their smile is why we do this,” Astros’ Infielder Jack Mayfield said while at the hospital. Mayfield says that the athletes volunteered to come to visit the hospital.
“The main reason we come here is for the kids,” Mayfield said. “it’s very humbling.”
All three athletes played for the Corpus Christi Hooks, including Toro, who was the 2019 Hooks Player of the Year.