Published: Wed, December 27, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Diamondbacks prospect pays off parents' mortgage for Christmas

Diamondbacks prospect pays off parents' mortgage for Christmas

Arizona Diamondbacks newest first baseman Pavin Smith used some of his signing bonus money to give his parents a special Christmas present.

In the video, Smith's mom tears up while reading the letter from Smith, leaving both parents overwhelmed with emotion.

Put another way, Pavin Smith probably got his parents a better gift than you got yours.

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"And, yet you will not find ... words more sweet than "home" and 'love, '" Smith's mother read.

To thank his parents for all they've done, he made a decision to pay off their mortgage.

"Thank you for raising me in a great home with love".

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He shared a video of their emotional reaction in a post on Twitter as he continued to express his gratitude. Our home is finally all YOURS.

Smith was drafted seventh overall in this year's Major League Baseball draft and signed a $5 million contract.

In his first pro season with the Single-A Hillsboro Hops, Smith slashed.318/.401/.415 with 27 RBIs, 27 walks and 24 strikeouts.

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