Cuban-American professional baseball catcher, Yasmani Grandal plays for MLB team, Milwaukee Brewers. The former Dodgers star is also the recipient of the 2015 All-Star honor.
Yasmani Grandal Bio & Family
Yasmani was born on 8 November 1988 in Havana, Cuba to parents, Maria Luisa Gomez and Avelino Grandal. He went to Miami Springs High School in Miami Springs, Florida, and got the recognition as a 19th best high school baseball player in 2007. Then, he went to the University of Miami, to play for the college team, Miami Hurricanes.
The player stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighs around 107 kg.
Career & Net Worth
Yasmani’s professional career started after the Cincinnati Reds picked him in the 2010 MLB draft. He agreed to sign a four-year contract worth $3.2 million on 16 August 2010. Surprisingly during the 2011 season end, he allied with AFL team, Phoenix Desert Dogs.
Yasmani Randal MLB stats (Picture: MLB)
On late 2011, the Reds traded him to San Diego Padres where he played until 2014 season. Likewise, the Padres traded him to Los Angeles Dodgers on 18 December 2014 with a paycheck of $32 million. In 2017, the team offered a $5.5 million contract and $7.9 million settlements in 2018.
While he is a brand new addition to Brewers team after agreeing on a year settlement worth $18.25 million on 14 January 2019.
Yasmani’s Step-Daughter From Wife’s Previous Marriage!
Besides an astonishing career, Yasmani is blessed to have Heather Grandal (née Thomas) as his wife. She was born in Denver, Colorado and was raised in Mesa, Arizona. By profession, she is a nurse after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
It was back on 19 October 2013 that they went to exchange the wedding vows. Together, the couple shares an only son, named Yasmani Ryker Grandal, born on October 23, 2017. Apart from him, Yasmani has also embraced his wife another, daughter Alaynah, born in March 2009), from her recent nuptials.
Yasmani Grandal Valentines wish for wife and children on 14 February 2019 (Picture: Yasmani’s Instagram)
In the Instagram caption, he wrote,
Happy Valentines Day to my crew. I adore you all. Specially the leader of the pack @hdgrandal 😻😻😻😻😻🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😈😈😈😈
Some Interesting Facts About Yasmani Grandal
- Yasmani’s parents divorced, so he migrated to the U.S. at age 10 with his mother and step-father.
- His college stats were .234 hit as a Freshman and .299 as a Sophomore. In 2010 with 62 games his record stats was .401 batted with 15 home runs, 60 runs batted in (RBIs),
- He is the recipient of the 2010 NCBWA Division I All-America Team.
- Yasmani is a regular social media user and till now has over 135k Instagram followers.