Infielder Christian Colón has been designated for assignment from the Kansas City Royals.
In response, Colón posted a heartfelt letter to KC fans on his Twitter page.
Dear KC.... pic.twitter.com/iYp1w48Q7h
— Christian Colón (@C24Colon) May 11, 2017
The post reads:
“Dear KC… What a journey! I can still remember the day I got drafted by the Royals like it was yesterday. I was so excited to show up to the K and see what it was all about! From my debut in 2014, to the playoff runs, the World Series games and of course getting our ring in 2015, this city embraced me with open arms and I’ve never felt more a part of something in my life. Playing for this city was an honor, a pleasure, and something I won’t soon forget. Kansas City will always hold a special place in my heart. To Dayton Moore and the entire front office staff, thank you for making me a part of this organization. Thank you for making me and my family feel at home. I will forever be grateful for that. To Mr. Glass and ownership, thank you for always striving to be the class act organization that you are. To all the people I came in contact with in my time in KC, I just want to say thank you fro the bottom of my heart! Always remember… winners never quit, quitters never win.”
Colón is remembered for scoring the winning-run in the 2014 Wild Card Game over Oakland. He also sent in the run that gave the Royals the lead in the 12th inning of their World Series win against the New York Mets in 2015.
The Royals also designated Peter O’Brien for assignment.