ST. PETERSBURG - Perseverance was the random word I picked to describe the 2022 season from Bligh Madris.
He had good numbers last year in Triple-A, hitting for a .786 OPS. He followed that up with strong numbers this year in big league camp, but didn't make the majors. That didn't seem to bother him, as he hit for a .904 OPS in his return to Triple-A, ultimately resulting in a shot in the majors.
Perseverance. That's how I see it. You could make an argument that Madris should have been up earlier. That didn't stop him from persevering and maintaining his production.
Upon mentioning the word, Madris simply turned over his arm to reveal the word "Perseverance" tattooed on his arm.
"Right there, baby," Madris said, displaying the tattoo.
"It’s a core value of mine," Madris...
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