Manny Machado is an American professional baseball player who plays from the third baseman/shortstop position for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). In addition, Manny Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres, the richest contract in the history of North American sports at the time.
Table of Biography
Manuel Arturo Machado best known as Manny Machado was born on 6th July 1992, in Miami, Florida, the United States of America. As of now, he is 29 years old and is a citizen of the United States. Moreover, he belongs to the Dominican ethnicity and has a zodiac sign of Cancer. In addition, he is the son of Manual Machado (father) and Rosa Nunez (mother). Moreover, he has a sister whose name is Yasmine Nuez.
Talking about his academic education, he attended Brito Miami Private School in Miami. Later, he attends Florida International University and played baseball.
Manny Machado began his professional career in 2012 when the Baltimore Orioles selected him third overall in the MLB draft. He won his first Gold Glove Award the same year. The Orioles promoted him from the double-A Bowie Baysox to the main leagues on August 9th. He hit 50 batters and scored 24 runs towards the end of the season. With 25 doubles in 2013, he led a few major leagues. He injured his left knee after taking a big hit on September 23. As a result, he decided to have surgery on his left knee to reduce the risk of future dislocations. He returned the next year after fully recovering from his knee surgery.
He whitewashed the Pittsburgh Pirates in a doubleheader on May 1. Moreover, he injured his right knee yet again while preparing for a home game against the New York Yankees. Manny was initially diagnosed with a sprain, but after a few days, the Baltimore Orioles announced that he would miss the rest of the season to undergo further surgery on his right knee. However, by June 2015, he had fully recovered and was ready to begin the 2015 season. The Baltimore Orioles sold him to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018. He got 1000 hits in his debut game with the Dodgers (against the Milwaukee Brewers).
On February 21, 2019, he signed a ten-year contract worth $300 million with the San Diego Padres. The contract was initially the largest free-agent contract in US sports history. It was, however, stunned just two weeks later when the Philadelphia Phillies signed Bryce Harper to a 13-year contract worth $330 million. He hit.256/.334/.462 in his first year in San Diego, with 32 home runs and 85 RBIs, and led the league with 24 double plays grounded into.
COVID-19 and after that
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his season was cut short to 60 games, but he still hit.304/.370/.580 and finished third in the National League with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs. With a.987 fielding percentage, he led all qualified third basemen. In the NL MVP voting, he came in third behind Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts. Furthermore, he batted.278/.347/.489 with 28 home runs and 106 RBIs in the 2021 season. With 11 sacrifice flies, he led the National League.
Awards and Net Worth
In 2018 and 2020, he was awarded by MLB Player of the Week Award. Again, he was awarded the MLB Play of the Week (Top Defensive Gem) in 2019.
Talking about his net worth, his net worth estimates at around $50 million. According to Forbes reports from 2019, Manny is the highest-paid athlete in the world.
In 2014, Manny married Yainee Alonso. Yainee is the sister of MLB Player, Yonder Alonso. As of now, there is no more information regarding their kids. And, he is not a part of controversy nor gotten rumors.
Body measurements and Social media
This baseball player stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 98 kg. Moreover, he has black hair with dark brown eyes in color and there is no more information regarding his other body measurements.
On his Instagram page, there are more than 704k followers. Likewise, there are more than 16k followers on Facebook and there are more than 19.1k followers on Twitter.