"It's really important. I had a great time out there today," said Villarreal, who teamed up with Diaz to run a pitching clinic. "It just goes to show that it doesn't matter where you come from. If you come from another country to another country you can still pursue your dreams and achieve your dreams. Just good for them to know that not everybody's coming from the same background. Everybody comes from different backgrounds and as long as you work hard and stay on the right path you can achieve your dreams."
It also was Fiesta Rojos at Great American Ball Park for Friday night's game between the Reds and D-Backs. There were pregame ceremonies and activities around the ballpark to celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month and the Reds wore their "Los Rojos" alternate uniforms for the game.
Robert Bondy is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.