CLEVELAND, Ohio — Carlos Carrasco has been named the Cleveland Indians’ 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.
According to a release from the Cleveland Indians, the award is an annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who “best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.”
Each club nominates one current player to be considered for the award.
Beginning on Roberto Clemente Day Wednesday, fans can participate in the process of selecting the winner on social media.
They can vote for Carrasco by using the hashtag, #VoteCookie.
The Indians listed Carrasco’s charitable efforts as including: partnering with the United Way of Greater Cleveland on a book drive this summer; visiting patients at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital; Donating books and reading to children at Cleveland’s Luis Munoz Marin School; and Speaking to Spanish-as-a-second-language class at Oberlin College.
For more information and a full list of nominees, click here.