Dominican-American baseball player Manny Machado has made a name for himself in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles as third baseman and shortstop. Since his debut in 2012, he has remained very significant in the team and in the league as a whole.
Manny Machado’s Bio
The super baseball player was born Manuel Arturo Machado in Hialeah, Florida on July 6, 1992, and grew up in Miami with his mother with the help of his uncle Geovanny Brito, who was like a father to him.
His interest in baseball began when he was a child who could not even walk properly. Moreover, while his uncle helped him, his mother sometimes took him to watch games, and his grandfather was also a baseball enthusiast, so you could say that he was raised to love the game.
When he grew up, Manny’s biological father was in the picture, but they didn’t have a real father-son relationship, and it was Geovanny Brito who taught him everything while his mother took care of him. His grandfather, Francisco Nunez, was further support and encouragement until he died in 2009.
The Orioles star went to Brito High School, from where he prepared to go to Florida International University in 2010, but then he was signed up by the Baltimore Orioles, who placed him 3rd in the 2010 MLB draft.
Nonetheless, he started in the Major League in 2012, and by 2013 the third baseman had already made the All-Star Team. His romance with the team was to last more than 7 seasons from the time he signed the contract.
Since his debut, Manny Machado has achieved his fair share of honors in the league. So far he has made it to the All-Star teams in 2013, 2015, and 2016, as well as a Platinum Golden Glove in 2013 and two Golden Glove awards in 2013 and 2015.
In addition to his career in MLB, Machado has also played for the Dominican Republic in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Although he was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in Pool C with the United States, Canada, and Colombia, the United States was eliminated in Pool F.
Before playing for the Dominican Republic, he played for the US 18U team in 2009 and helped the team win the gold medal in the Pan Am games.
Manny Machado has achieved a lot as a baseball player and has distinguished himself from other players. Thanks to this he could secure good contracts. His last contract was signed in 2018 and was worth 16 million dollars. Before that, he received a yearly contract with the team in 2017. The contract was worth 11.5 million dollars.
If you look at his seven years in the league so far, Manny has earned over 34 million dollars with his contracts and salaries.
His actual net worth is therefore unknown, although some sources estimate him to be worth over $5 million, while others estimate him to be worth up to $11 million. However, none of them are official.
Wife – Yainee Alonso
For those who wonder, Manny Machado is a married man. The shortstop is married to Yainee Alonso, with whom he has been dating for quite some time, until 2013 when they decided to move things along and get engaged, and in 2014 they became man and wife. The provisional month of their marriage was December, but they entered into the bond of marriage in November.
Before her husband, Yainee Alonso was no stranger to the MLB, as her older brother, Yonder Alonso, also plays in the Cleveland Indians’ league. Although not much is known about her, it is known that she is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she earned a degree in psychology.
Height and Weight
Manny Machado is a very good looking person, he has a good height and an excellent physique. In fact, it’s easy to see that one of the things that have helped him succeed as an athlete is his athletic build and fitness. Expressed in numbers, he stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches while his body weight is 185 lbs.