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UPDATE: Get used to hearing the phrase CJ Wilson's wife Lisalla Montenegro, folks.
Despite middling results in 2013 on the diamond, things off the field are going spectacularly. CJ Wilson proposed to Lisalla recently, who happily shared the news on Twitter:
@Lisalla: I literally can't have imagined a more perfect proposal. So excited to marry @str8edgeracer !! #Engaged
Congratulations to the new couple.
Coming off back to back loses in the World Series, CJ Wilson was probably feeling pretty down. But man, have things turned around for him. First, he signed a 5 year contract with the Angels worth $77.5 million. Living up to his large deal, he has posted a sub 3 ERA and was named to the AL All Star team. And now reports are out that CJ Wilson is dating Lisalla Montenegro, who also happens to be a smoking hot Brazilian model.
Wilson and Montenegro have been dating since January, when they met in Los Angeles. Montenegro (who is 24) actually lives in New York City and presumably was out in LA for a modeling gig. She has been modeling since 15 and signed on with Maybelline in 2010.
Wilson also had to work a while before he got where he is today. Initially brought up in the Rangers farm system as a starter, he was converter to relief shortly after being called up to the majors. It wasn’t until 2010 when Texas decided to give him another shot at a starting role. Now 31, he is considered one of the best left-handed pitchers in the game.
Wilson is admittedly quirky as well. The straight edge pitcher reportedly likes sword fighting, can fly a plane and is big into reading. On his way out of Texas, he attempted to prank his former battery mate Mike Napoli by tweeting his phone number (which absolutely did NOT go over well with Napoli). These are all things Montenegro will have to get used to if they are to make their long distance relationship work. One thing going for her is that Wilson reportedly loves her accent; but then again, who wouldn’t?
Wilson appears to have a type, as you’ll remember that he used to date another model, Dominique Piek.
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In a year when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made major waves by bringing in the biggest arm and bat from free agency in CJ Wilson and Albert Pujols respectively, few expected that their team would be sparked by a 20 year old starting the year in AAA.
20 year old Mike Trout has not only taken over the Angels, but he's well on his way to taking over all of MLB. People are using adjectives all over the place to describe Trout: hustle, heart, grit, determination and humility are all towards the top of those lists. There's little doubt that part of Trout's charm and humility come from keeping close ties to his hometown roots. The New Jersey kid has stayed close to both his parents, and his girlfriend. Mike Trout has been dating Jessica Cox since high school, and it appears that she's headed out west to be with him during his whirlwind ride to the top of the baseball world.
Trout told the Philadelphia Daily News that he knows why he stays with Cox:
"I met her in high school, and we trust each other, and she is one of my best friends. She is somebody I can talk to and is always here for me."
Jessica Tara Cox has already become a regular fixture at Angels Wives charity drives, most recently participating in a "Fill the Boot," campaign which raises funds for local fire departments. Jess previously attended Lebanon Valley College studying elementary and special education. So to recap: charitable, loyal girlfriend, who also has higher education in teaching children with special needs. I mean, Trout could probably land most girls in the OC, but I think he's with the best one he could find. Impressive resume, and here's to hoping Mike stays true to the roots that got him here.
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Joel and Shirley Pineiro have four children together: Joel Jr., born in 2003, Juliana, born in 2005, and Adrian & Fabian, twins born in 2008. The family resides in Puerto Rico in the offseason.
Beyond this, there really isn't much out there on the wife of the current Angel, and former Cardinal, Red Sox, and Mariners pitcher. They recently won a charity cook off for the Angels.... I mean, that's interesting, right? No? OK, well someone asked for this post, and we're nothing if not loyal to our readers, right?