Johan Santana’s wife Yasmile Santana was rumored to be a driving force when Johan Santana signed a record breaking contract before the start of the 2008 season. Rumors persisted that Yasmile was the driving force behind this contract. The rumors suggested that Yasmile was intent on leaving Minnesota in favor of the larger market of New York. Johan and Yasmile have known each other since they were 9 years old. They currently have three children…
Trevor Hoffman’s wife Tracy Hoffman is a former Buffalo Bills cheerleader. She now handles many of the charitable endeavors Trevor sponsors. Trevor proposed to Tracy at Super Bowl XXVII in 1993, when Tracy was still cheerleading for the Bills. Trevor and Tracy Hoffman have homes in San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe, CA. They have three children Brody Burke, Quinn Eddie, and Wyatt Quade.
Mariano Rivera’s wife Clara Rivera (maiden name Clara Younce) have been married since November 9, 1991, and they have three children together, Mariano Jr., Jafet, and Jaziel. Mariano Rivera is a man’s man, right? Not so fast: Apparently, Clara was the one that proposed to Mariano in 1991. But hey, according to Mo: “She got the ball rolling, but I bought the ring. That’s why they call me The Closer.”
Miguel Tejada’s wife Alejandra Tejada is a pop singer that released her first album Ama, a Spanish language album, in December, 2007. The Tejada’s reside in the Dominican Republic in the off season with their two children, Alexa and Miguel Jr. The couple has been married since 1995.
Freddy Sanchez’s wife Alissa Dowdy was a cheerleader at Burbank High School when she began dating Sanchez. Freddy and Alissa were married August 8, 2002 and have two children together, Evan born in 2005 and Ryan born in 2008. Alissa is the twin sister of Danielle Dowdy who has also made occasional television and movie appearances. Alissa has had a few small roles and random spot appearances on television shows and movies of her own….
Ichiro’s wife Yumiko Fukushima is a former sports reporter in Japan. Ichiro Suzuki and Yumiko Fukushima were married in Santa Monica, CA on December 3, 1999. As part of his contract with the Seattle Mariners, Ichiro insisted on a clause being entered for private English lessons to be taught to both him and his wife. The two reside in the same neighborhood as Bill Gates in Medina, WA.