Dominican-American baseball player, Manny Machado has made a name for himself playing in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles as a third baseman and shortstop. Since making his debut in 2012, he has remained very significant in the team and the league as a whole.
Manny Machado’s Bio
The super baseball player was born Manuel Arturo Machado on July 6, 1992, in Hialeah, Florida and was brought up in Miami by his mother with the help of his uncle Geovanny Brito, who was like a father to him.
His interest in baseball began since he was a child who couldn’t even walk properly. More so, while his uncle was there to help him, his mother sometimes took him to watch games, and his grandfather was also a lover of baseball, so it could be said that he was raised to love the game.
Growing up, Manny’s biological father was in the picture, but they didn’t have any real father-son relationship, and it was Geovanny Brito who taught him everything while his mother provided for him. His grandfather, Francisco Nunez was another pillar of support and encouragement until he died in 2009.
The Orioles star went to the Brito High School from where he was gearing up to proceed to Florida International University in 2010, but then he got signed by the Baltimore Orioles, who selected him in the MLB 2010 draft as the 3rd overall pick.
Nonetheless, he made his major league start in 2012, and by 2013, the Third baseman had already made the All-Star team. His romance with the team would continue for more than 7 seasons from the time he was signed.
Since making his debut, Manny Machado has achieved his fair share of accolades in the league. He has thus far made All-Star teams in 2013, 2015, and 2016, as well as a Platinum Gold Glove in 2013, and two Gold Glove Awards in 2013 and 2015.
Apart from his career in the MLB, Machado has also played for the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic of 2017. Although he was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Pool C which had the United States, Canada, and Colombia, his team was eliminated by the United States in the Pool F.
Before playing for the Dominican Republic, he had played for the 18U U.S. team in 2009 and had helped the team to win the Gold medal at the Pan Am Games.
Manny Machado has achieved a lot as a baseball player, setting himself apart. Thanks to this, he has been able to get himself good contracts. His most recent contract was signed in 2018 and it was worth $16M. Before then, he was given a year’s deal with the team in 2017. The contract was worth $11.5 million.
Looking at his seven years in the league thus far, Manny has made over $34 million from his contracts and salaries.
That stated, his actual net worth is not known, even though some sources believe that he is worth over $5 million, while some others place him as high as $11 million. None of them, however, is official.
Wife – Yainee Alonso
For those wondering, Manny Machado is a married man. The shortstop is married to Yainee Alonso who he has been with for a rather long time, until 2013 when they decided to take things further by getting engaged, and in 2014, they became a man and wife. The tentative month of their marriage as given was December, but they ended up tying the knot in November.
Before her husband, Yainee Alonso was not a stranger to the MLB as her elder brother, Yonder Alonso also plays in the league for the Cleveland Indians. Even though not much is known about her, it is known that she is a graduate of the University of Miami from where she obtained a degree in Psychology.
Height and Weight
Manny Machado is a very good looking individual, he has a good height and an excellent body build. In fact, it can easily be stated that one of the things that have helped him to succeed as a sportsperson is his athletic build and fitness. In numbers, he stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches while his body weight is 185 lbs.