Locker Room Talk: Arizona Diamondbacks' Latin America Baseball Operations Coordinator Mariana Patraca

Mariana Patraca has done it all. The right-handed pitcher, born and raised in Mexico City, was a member of the Mexican National Softball Team for 12 years, and is currently the Latin America Baseball Operations Coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks,  as well as the Dominican Republic's Olympic Baseball Team. Mariana tells us her story.

Mariana shares how her experience as an Olympic softball player for the Mexican National Team enables her to relate to the baseball players, as well as hopefully be a role model for young girls. She shares how she built trust with the San Francisco Giants to land her first job in the MLB. Mariana also reveals how the Dominican Republic Olympic Baseball Team was able to focus and advance to Tokyo.

Locker Room Talk is a weekly show highlighting the achievements of women and Latinas in sports. Hosted by Julie Alexandria and Jennifer Mercedes, two Latinas with more than 20 years of sports industry reporting experience, the show celebrates women in all aspects of the sports world by recognizing their contributions and the barriers they have overcome in their journeys. New episodes of Locker Room Talk debut every Wednesday on La Vida Baseball social channels.