Know About Devin Smeltzer; Wife, Stats, Trade, Salary, Cancer, Instagram

Published Date: 29 May, 2019 Updated date: 29 May, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Well, the cancer has nothing to do in the professional life of Devin Smeltzer. The Minnesota Twins player had the best stats; allowed just three hits, no walks and no runs while striking out seven in Minnesota’s 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on his MLB debut in May 2019.

American professional baseball pitcher Devin Smeltzer currently plays for the Major League Baseball (MLB) team the Minnesota Twins. He was traded to the Twins from the Los Angeles Dodgers in July 2018.

Devin Smeltzer Bio; Parents, Early Life, Cancer

Devin Paul Smeltzer was born on 7 September 1995 to parents Tim and Christina Smeltzer. He grew up with his family in Voorhees, New Jersey. At the early age of nine, the doctors found a tumor the size of a grapefruit in his bladder. It is known as pelvic rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of cancer, which was treated with surgery and chemotherapy. The cancer was officially in remission by 2012.

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The 6 feet 3 inch Devin attended Bishop Eustace Preparatory School and began to play for the school’s baseball team. Later, he got enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University to play college baseball for the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles.

MLB Career; Stats, Trade, Minnesota Twins

Smeltzer was selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB draft. He played for teams such the Arizona Dodgers and Tulsa Drillers before his trade to the Minnesota Twins in July 2018.

Meanwhile, he played for the Double-A Southern League team the Chattanooga Lookouts. There, his stats were 33 games (14 starts) between Tulsa and Chattanooga 5-5 with a 4.52 ERA. Moreover, Devin played with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Southern League and later promoted to the Rochester Red Wings of the Class AAA International League.


Devin Smeltzer on his debut MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers on 28 May 2019 (Picture: Philly)

On 28 May 2019, the Twins promoted him to the major leagues. He made a major league debut against the Milwaukee Brewers on the same day. There, he had significant career stat; three hits and no runs, while striking out seven in six innings in a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Contract, Salary & Earnings

Well, the MLB talent has made remarkable earnings from the baseball profession that contributes his net worth.

Devin received a $500,000 signing bonus after signing the contract with the Dodgers in 2016. Meanwhile, he earns a handsome amount of salary from the Twins, which makes his net worth in millions.

Has Wife Or Dating?

Talking about the relationship status, Devin is a newly married man who got the love of his life. The 23-year-old exchanged the wedding vows with Brianne Smeltzer on 20 November 2018 at Gable Oaks Ranch, Florida.


Devin Smeltzer with his wife Brianne Smeltzer at their wedding in November 2018 (Picture: Devin’s Instagram)

The couple dated a while before their marriage. Their intimate bond is evinced by the numerous posts on their respective Instagram so far.

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Some Interesting Facts About Devin Smeltzer

  • Devin earned a baseball scholarship on Texas Tech University in 2016.
  • More than 20 friends and family members were attended during his Debut MLB debut game in May 2019.
  • He is fond of fishing and often goes to the beach in Pensacola, Florida.
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