Know About Craig Kimbrel; Wife, Contract, Daughter, Sox, Stats, Height

Published Date: 06 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 06 Jun, 2019 By Celebs Podium

After declining a multi-million-year contract with his MLB team of the past four years, Craig Kimbrel is a free agent for the 2019 season. Just like his key-responsibility in the pitch, he has been the most caring father and lovable husband by far.

American professional baseball pitcher, Craig Kimbrel is a free agent for now. The MLB star was the seven-time All-Star champion in 2011–2014 and 2016–2018 including being the 2018 World Series Champion.

Craig Kimbrel Bio & Family

The player was born on 28 May 1988 in Huntsville, Alabama to parents, Mike and Sandy Kimbrel with two brothers, Alan and Matt. He went to Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama to play baseball. Then he went to Wallace State Community College.

Craig stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.83 m) and weighs around 95 kg.

Read: Know About Carlos González; News, Wife, 2019, Stats, MLB, Contract, Age

Career, Stats & Contract

Craig’s professional career commenced after the Atlanta Braves selected him in the 33rd round of the 2007 MLB draft. However, he had to remain at Wallace State to raise his draft position until 2008. Two years then in 2010, he got the fortune to be in the squad for almost four years. On 16 February 2014, he also penned a four-year contract worth $42 million with an option to extend his contract until 2018.

Craig Kimbrel MLB stats (Picture: ESPN)

Nevertheless, he was traded to the San Diego Padres on 5 April 2015. Surprisingly within seven months, he got traded to the Boston Red Sox on 13 November 2015. He has an incredible playing stats with Sox but refused to sign a year contract worth $17.9 million and became a free agent for the 2019 season.

Also: Know About Cole Tucker; Pirates, MLB, Parents, Draft, Height, Dating, Age

Craig’s Wife Was A Former MLB Cheerleader

Besides great career-run, Craig is blessed to have Ashley Holt as his wife. Well, she is a former Wallace State cheerleader, and the couple got hitched in December 2012. Five years post their wedding; they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Lydia Joy, born on 3 November 2017. The baby was born with heart defects and till now has undergone two surgeries.

Craig Kimbrel with wife Ashley and baby Lydia at the 89th MLB All-Star Game event on 17 July 2018 in Washington, DC. (Picture: MSN)

As if for now, Lydia is in a healthy state, and the two have given utmost care to raise their baby.

At Last: Know About Paul Goldschmidt; Trade, Contract, MLB Stats, Wife, Height

Some Interesting Facts About Craig Kimbrel

  • Craig’s 2008 college stats were 9-3, win and loss including a 2.88 ERA, striking out 123 hitters in 81 innings pitched.
  • He was traded along with outfielder Melvin Upton, Jr., in exchange for Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, prospects Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck to Padres.
  • His brother, Matt Kimbrel played baseball in the Braves minor league system for three seasons before being released.

Category: Sports