May 21, 2019
LHP Devin Smeltzer came to the Twins in a July 2018 trade from the Dodgers. He had gained notoriety because he met Chase Utley in Philadelphia as a childhood cancer patient. Then in Dodgers spring training a couple of years ago, he was brought into the clubhouse and the story was again told, this time with Utley in that clubhouse to meet him again.
Smeltzer has been terrific as a starting pitcher in AA and AAA so far this season, but he continues to support people with childhood cancer. Recently, he started the Catch Cancer Looking campaign, selling t-shirts with proceeds going to Katie's Krusaders.
A great story of an athlete giving back to kids that he had something in common with. Get to know Devin Smeltzer.