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Tampa Bay Rays star launches apparel collection

Outfielder Randy Arozarena has partnered with, a service that helps athletes build their brands and connect with fans.

  • By Brian Hartz
  • | 10:15 a.m. April 7, 2023
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Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena continued to turn heads with his breakout performance for Team Mexico in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena continued to turn heads with his breakout performance for Team Mexico in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
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Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena, fresh off a breakout performance in the 2023 World Baseball Classic — where he played a key role for Team Mexico, earning All-World Baseball Classic Team selection and the Most Valuable Player award during pool play — has launched his own clothing line. He also turned heads with his fashion choices, donning a giant sombrero and signature lucky cowboy boots when not on the field.

To further bolster his star power, Arozarena, 28, has partnered with, an online platform that, according to a news release, is dedicated to providing athletes with a space to build their brand, connect with fans and sponsors and share their stories with the world.

The Randy Arozarena Collection, the release states, features contemporary designs that encapsulate the outfielder’s star power and plays off his nicknames: “El Cohete Mexicano” (The Mexican Rocket) and “banco de Randy” (The Bank of Randy). The apparel line was designed by MAWI, a branding and creative design studio, in collaboration with the Cut Agency, which represents Arozarena.

In 2021, his first full year in the big leagues, Arozarena was Major League Baseball’s Rookie of the Year. In 2020, after arriving in St. Petersburg as the result of a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals, he set the record for most home runs in a single postseason, blasting 10 round-trippers.

Arozarena’s on-field heroics and off-field charm have endeared him to his adopted home country. The Rays star was born in Cuba but defected and was granted Mexican citizenship. His daughter was born in Mexico, and he says he will continue to represent the country in international play.

MAWI, and the Cut Agency clearly believe they've partnered with a superstar in the making in the form of Arozarena.

"As the legend of Randy Arozarena grows,” MAWI co-founder William Britt states in the release, “we want his apparel to be able to withstand the journey, too.” co-founder and Chief Marketng Officer Brandon Austin adds, via the release, "We believe that this collaboration will not only bring fans closer to Randy but also inspire athletes around the world to build their brands and channels to foster their fan base and make a positive impact in their communities."



Brian Hartz

Brian Hartz holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and has been a St. Petersburg resident since 2013. He has also worked for newspapers and magazines in Indiana, Canada and New Zealand.

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