Jailen Heredia or Zurdo (Lefty) as he is lovingly known grew up on the south end of the DR with his sister. While dealing with rough life circumstances, sports was always a great outlet for life. After injuring his throwing arm at a baseball academy which left his dreams crushed, Zurdo came to know the Lord through the ministry of Young Life. In 2017, Zurdo began working at the Men's Sports site. He loves teaching baseball and is passionate about modeling to the boys what it means to be a man of God.
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