Cincinnati Reds Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

04/03/15

Aroldis Chapman's Girlfriend Raidelmis Mendosa Santiestelas


Aroldis Chapman's girlfriend Raidelmis Mendosa Santiestelas had a baby girl in 2009 right before Aroldis defected. Her name is Ashanti Brianna. I guess the couple figured why not throw in an extra name in case she wants to switch it up. You know, there's an awful lot about this guy's life to be talked about, and we'll start slowly.

First off, some other websites (terrible ones that don't do any research) have shown a picture of a white woman with brown hair and called her Aroldis' girlfriend. I can testify that woman is not Aroldis Chapman's girlfriend Raidelmis Mendosa Santiestelas. Did they really think her she was Cuban? I'm not sure what they thought, but Raidelmis looks very Cuban and has had to wait a long time to get access to Mr. Chapman and the US of A. Raidelmis told Aroldis that she didn't think she'd ever see him again right before he defected, which in itself was a bit of an adventure. He was actually in Europe when he was making the move to defect and had been playing for a Cuban National team in some big European baseball tourney.

Anyway, there's other things to cover about the chap. Let's start with the absolutely insane story regarding this other chick named Claudia Manrique. Okay, this woman claims she was tied up in Aroldis Chapman's hotel room (with napkins, mind you) and claimed she was Chapman's girlfriend. Aroldis Chapman's girlfriend Raidelmis Mendosa Santiestelas probably has a few thoughts on this, but those thoughts are hers and hers alone. This Claudia lady may or may not have had some special relations with Aroldis at one time, but I sincerely doubt the man tied her up with napkins. The other odd detail is Manrique's husband came to pick her up at the police station after she was questioned for ten hours. Man, I can't imagine how weird it must be to grow up in poor Cuba and then live in America as a star pitcher with Lamborghinis and women tying themselves up with napkins. What a trip!

03/04/15

Devin Mesoraco's Wife Kira Mesoraco


Devin Mesoraco's wife Kira Mesoraco was married in 2014 and steadily got used to not seeing Devin as they were dating. It must have become apparent to her that Devin appreciates being with his family and spending time together when he told MLB.com how nice it was to see everyone after being on the road and playing so much baseball. Devin said something to the effect of "sitting around the fire with family and drinking hot chocolate is one of his favorite things." That's a nice sentiment to hear if you're stuck at home waiting for him.

She posted a Vine back in 2013 that detailed her process of gussying up to see Devin for the first time in a month. Devin Mesoraco's wife used to be Kira DeChurch, and they were married sometime in 2014. You get the sense of how little athlete couples see each other from the video. Pretty much the entirety of her Vine account was just reposted comedy videos, albeit classic ones. She's certainly got a good sense of humor.

The couple now have a dog named Finn that they paid a professional photographer to take an extensive number of shots of. On this lady's portfolio website, there's like two pictures of the couple with Finn, and then a solid dozen shots of the dog sitting around chewing on a tennis ball. Maybe the couple called it quits and Finn said, "Hang on, I'm not done here, but you two go on inside and relax." The couple also got to ride in a parade last year when Devin was named an All-Star. It's a distinct honor being in a parade as the girlfriend or wife of an athlete. It definitely boosts the value of the guy in a woman's eyes when he's literally on display in the back of an official Cincinatti Reds pickup truck.

03/19/15 (Updated)

Todd Frazier's wife Jacquelyn Frazier


2012 was a huge year from Todd Frazier. This was the year he busted onto the Major League scene out of virtually nowhere to finish third in National League Rookie of the Year voting. Along the way he managed to save a man from choking to death, belted a home run without using his hands and earned his first trip to the postseason. But for Todd Frazier’s wife Jacqueline Frazier, December 14th was the most breathtaking day of 2012. This was the day she had been waiting for her whole life; her weeding day.

“Today is a magical day,” Jacqueline Frazier tweeted, “where I marry my Prince Charming - and have my dreams come true and my happily ever after- I love you Todd Brian.”

The couple was married in Todd Frazier’s hometown, Toms River New Jersey. Jacqueline Frazier is also from New Jersey. It seems the former Little League World Series star just can’t get away from New Jersey. In fact, Jackie Frazier (formerly Verdon) grew up just 20 miles away from Todd Frazier in Freehold, New Jersey.

Both attended Rutgers University as student-athletes. Jacquelyn was part of the gymnastic team and earned herself the EAGL All-Academic Team gymnastics honor back to back years from 2004 till 2008. Back in May 2006, when she was a sophomore, she was awarded the Most Improved Gymnast Award. She was also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic All-Americans in 2007.

After the wedding, Todd Frazier and Jacqueline Frazier moved into a house they built in … guess where? … that’s right, Toms River, NJ. Fans can still celebrate the couple’s marriage by viewing their wedding website. Congratulations Frazier’s!