Willians Astudillo is a great reminder that baseball players come in all shapes and sizes.

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins’ 5’9″, 225-pound utility man (he’s already played catcher, first base, second base, and third base this season) reached base on a routine groundball to shortstop. Boston Red Sox shortstop Xavier Bogaerts was a bit off target with his throw, and Astudillo made an awesome slide to avoid the tag attempt from first baseman Bobby Dalbec.

And here Astudillo is chasing after a foul ball into the infield netting:

Wholesome content. “La Tortuga” is an incredible athlete that also entered the game with a career .301 batting average.

Unfortunately, Astudillo’s efforts on the basepaths weren’t enough for the Twins in this one. Boston came away with a 4-2 victory. La

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