Jumbo Shrimp shortstop Joe Dunand follows in his uncle's footsteps

A-Rod's nephew Joe Dunand is following in the footsteps of his uncle

By Jamal St. Cyr - Sports anchor & reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Current Jumbo Shrimp shortstop Joe Dunand is trying to follow in the footsteps of a legend, a legend who just happens to be his uncle.

Even the casual baseball fan knows who Alex Rodriguez is. He's better known as A-Rod. 

But even some diehard fans don't know that A-rod got his start right here in Jacksonville.

Back in 1994, Rodriguez played 17 games for the Suns before getting called up to the majors. The rest is history.

Twenty-five years later, A-Rod's nephew, Dunand, is following in the footsteps of his uncle as a shortstop for the Jumbo Shrimp.

So far this season, Dunand has the third-most RBI for the Jumbo shrimp with 27.
 

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