Indians Owner Shaves Head in Support of Player’s Daughter

By Vincent Frank

Sometimes even the smallest of gestures can make a big impact. Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles’ four-year old daughter, Adriana, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing chemotherapy.

In support of the little girl, the entire Indians roster took to shaving their heads in order to show solidarity for her plight. That list now includes owner Paul Dolan, who shaved his head at Progressive Field prior to the team’s game on Sunday:

Courtesy of CBS Sports

Courtesy of CBS Sports

Aviles missed eight games early last month after his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. Upon his return to the team, the infielder received the support of the entire organization.

It’s something like this that can bring a tight-knit community that much closer. It’s also something like this that can help a father stay strong for a family that needs him to be as strong as possible.

Photo: MLB.com screen grab