Manny Machado is a Dominican-American baseball player who plays as third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres. After playing in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for Baltimore Orioles as a shortstop and a third baseman in 2012, Machado has remained very significant in the entire league. Manny’s 10-year deal with the Padres broke records by becoming the largest contract in the history of the American sports. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the baseball star.
Manny Machado’s Bio, (Age)
Manny Machado was born as Manuel Arturo Machado on July 6, 1992, in Hialeah, Florida, U.S.A. He has roots from the Dominican Republic. He was raised by his mother, Rosa Machado. Growing up, his father did not play a significant role in his life. He was, however, privileged to have his relatives including his uncle, Geovanny Brito, and his grandfather, Francisco Nunez assist in his upbringing. It was particularly his uncle that encouraged him to pursue his baseball dreams (which he harbored right from childhood). Geovanny usually took Manny with him to watch games. While his mother provided his needs, his uncle taught him a lot of things. His grandfather, Francisco (who later died in 1999) was also of immense support.
Machado attended the Brito High School in Miami, Florida. During Manny’s days at Brito, he actively played baseball and his outstanding performances caught the eyes of the MLB who picked him up to kick-start a professional career in the sport.
Manny Machado kicked off his professional career in 2012 when he was selected as the third overall in the MLB draft by Baltimore Orioles. That same year, he won his first Gold Glove Award. On 9th August, the Orioles promoted him from double-A Bowie Baysox to the major leagues. Before the end of the year, he scored 24 runs and collected 50 hits.
In 2013, Machado led a few major leagues with 25 doubles. After a major hit on September 23, he suffered an injury on his left knee. This made him opt for surgery on his left knee to reduce the chance of future dislocations. Machado recovered fully from his knee surgery and came back the following year.
On May 1, he played a doubleheader sweep against Pittsburgh Pirates. Yet again, while preparing for a home game against New York Yankees, Machado injured his right knee. The injury was originally described as a sprain, but after a few days, the Baltimore Orioles announced that Machado would be out from the season to undergo another surgery on his right knee. However, by June 2015, Manny had already recovered and started his 2015 season healthy.
Manny Machado has been very successful in his career which has earned him many awards and nominations. Fast forward to 2018, Baltimore Orioles sold him to Los Angeles Dodgers. On his first game with the Dodgers (against the Milwaukee Brewers), he recorded his 1000th hit.
In 2019, precisely on February 21, Manny Machado landed a $300 million decade-long contract with the San Diego Padres. The contract initially emerged the biggest free-agent deal in the US sports records. It was, however, floored just two weeks later after the Philadelphia Phillies signed Bryce Harper on a $330 million 13-year contract.
Manny has accumulated a decent amount of money from his baseball career. As of 2019, he has an estimated salary of $519, 000 per year, and a net worth of $6 million. Manny’s major source of income is obviously his baseball career. Prospects show that his earning will be on the increase, all things being equal.
Manny Machado’s Wife
Manny Machado’s wife is Yainee Alonso. Prior to their marriage, Yainee initially attained fame for being a sister to Yonder Alonso, a professional baseball player. Her fame additionally heightened when she finally married Manny Machado.
Meanwhile, Yainee and Machado met at a very tender age through the common interest their families share in baseball. Yonder, Yainee’s brother is a very good friend of Machado, thus making their relationship very intense.
Born in November 1990, Yainee Alonso is a native of Havana, Cuba. In her family of three children, Yainee is the youngest. Her mother, Damarys Alonso is a homemaker while her father, Luis Alonso is a player and coach for industrial of the Cuban National Series. Yainee holds both American and Cuban nationality.
In 2012, Yainee graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. There is, however, no record of her professional career at the moment.
Height and Weight
Manny Machado stands 6 feet tall. He has an athletic body build that weighs about 82 kilograms. Manny is blessed with a handsome and glowing face which obviously makes him very attractive.