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.
Michael Young and his wife Cristina Barbosa-Young met while in high school and were married in 2000. They have one son together named Mateo. Cristina Barbosa-Young is active in multiple charitable foundations, and works closely with an organization called Wipe Out Kids Cancer.
Jason Bartlett’s wife Kelly Bartlett (maiden name Kelly Chevez). The two were married November 15, 2008. They currently have one son together, Jayden Anthony Bartlett. The Bartlett’s reside in Fort Meyers, FL.
Brandon Inge’s wife Shani Inge did an interview before the 2008 season, with a local Detroit TV station. Brandon had recently lost his starting job to all world third baseman Miguel Cabrera. Shani described how this situation was eating Inge alive, and how he couldn’t get out of bed in the morning. She talked about how hard it was to watch him go through him losing his job, and how unfair it is for him to…