We all know that Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier has been notorious for his spectacular plays on the field over the years. But apparently, he can make plays just as spectacular off the field as well.
This past Wednesday prior to the game between the Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies, a young fan in the stands at the Rogers Centre suddenly fainted during the batting practice session. Kiermaier, who happened to be nearby signing autographs for his beloved fans, noticed the ailing youngster and quickly ran to grab some water for the fan to make sure he was okay.
Already a fan favourite since his arrival in town, it is caring gestures like this that make him beloved by everyone around him, whether it be his teammates, the fans, as well as the entire city of Toronto.
Currently, Kiermaier had been out since August 6th due to an elbow laceration injury that occurred when he crashed into the wall to make a leaping catch at Fenway Park in Boston against the Red Sox. He looks to rejoin the Blue Jays soon in their quest for the playoffs as every game from here on out will be crucial games for the ballclub.
For the season, Kiermaier has provided both steady defence and offence for the Jays, as he has produced a slash line of .274/.336/.415, along with a 109 OPS+, with 41 runs scored, 13 doubles, five triples, five homers, 27 RBI, 11 stolen bases, 22 walks and 64 strikeouts.
He most certainly will be a difference maker for the ballclub down the stretch, especially if he keeps doing the wonderful things he has done both on the field and off the field. At least one things we know for sure, there will definitely be one fan that will be rooting for him from now on.