Jake Diekman Will ‘Gut It Out’ For Every Strikeout This Season

Texas Rangers pitcher, Jake Diekman, announced his pledge to support the Gut It Out Foundation, the organization he founded to strengthen relationships and resources within the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) community. Diekman has pledged $100 for every strikeout he earns this season. Fans can join him in improving the quality of life for the estimated 1.6 million IBD patients in America by making a pledge of their own for a chance to win exclusive prizes including limited edition “Gut It Out” sweatpants at pledgeit.org/gutitout. Proceeds from the campaign will go towards the Gut It Out Foundation’s Pediatric IBD grants, given to institutions actively pursuing pediatric IBD research or to

A Note From Our Founder

Before the baseball season gets underway, I wanted to give you all an update on what we’ve been up to the past few months. ​ The highlight of my offseason was marrying Amanda on New Year’s Eve as we rang in the New Year with our closest friends and family. Our honeymoon was pretty amazing too. ​ Afterwards, I got right back into training and preparing for the season ahead. It’s been a year since my j-pouch surgery, I’ve put on 40 lbs and I feel stronger than I ever have before! ​ Last but not least, we’ve been making big plans for the Gut It Out Foundation. We’ve developed programs and new online content to pursue our mission to educate, connect and inspire the IBD community. One new feature

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