“That’s the disappointing part,” he continued in a conversation with The Post-Dispatch. “That stuff like this still goes on. It’s just disrespectful, I think.”
Goold wrote that Helsley's grandfather was full-blooded Cherokee, and the family has deep roots in the heart of Cherokee Nation.
Helsley, 25, is from Tahlequah, Okla. He made his major league debut April 16. In the regular season, Helsley was 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 36-2/3 innings over 24 games.