La Vida Voices: Maria Torres of the LA Times

This past winter Maria Torres moved from the Kansas City Star to the Los Angeles Times, leaving the Midwest for the West Coast. Moving is nothing new to Torres, however. The Puerto Rico native grew up mostly in south Florida before moving to Georgia as a teenager.

The moves provided Torres an opportunity to develop bilingual skills. Just as important, as someone who experienced multiple moves, it helped her become empathetic. Personal experience and empathy have thus served as basis for reporting on baseball and, more specifically, Latino players.

La Vida Baseball caught up with Maria Torres recently and she shared how her journey influenced her ability to cover baseball, engage Latino players, and write.

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