HOUSTON – Astros’ shortstop Jeremy Peña is among several MLB stars nominated for the 2023 Roberto Clemente Award.
According to MLB, the Roberto Clemente Award, named after the Pittsburgh Pirates legend for his achievements and character, is given to players who participated in community and philanthropic activities focused on important issues ranging from awareness and fundraising to supporting those with cancer or with special needs.
Our 2023 Roberto Clemente Award nominee, Jeremy Peña. Congrats JP3! pic.twitter.com/pkOi2OS7NW— Houston Astros (@astros) September 8, 2023
Peña’s contributions to communities he called home, including the launch of Peña’s Pals, an organization celebrating kids and their development in academics, earned him the nomination.
Voting has begun for the 2023 Roberto Clemente Award. To vote, click here.
Peña spoke to KPRC 2′s Ari Alexander on his nomination in the video below.