Yordan Alvarez is Cuban professional baseball designated hitter and outfielder currently signed to the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). In June 2016, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as an international free agent and then was traded to the Astros.
Las Tunas, Cuba native, Yordan Alvarez was born on 27th June 1997, under the star sign Cancer. The twenty-four years old stands 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), weighs 225 pounds (102 kg).
Yordan Alvarez is currently signed to the Houston Astros of MLB where he made $609,000 this season. Earlier, he made $337,192 and $224,815 in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
In 2016, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the signing bonus of $2 million.
Before his American career, he spent two seasons in the Cuban National Series for Las Tunas, earning a decent salary.
As of 2021, his net worth is approximately $3 million.
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Yordan is married to Monica Alvarez. The couple is already parents of two.
On 6th November 2018, Yordan and Monica welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mia at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Their son Jordan was born on 2nd July 2021.
More about his wife: Monica was born in February 1998, in Camaguey, Cuba to Yenice Olivera Caraballoso. She grew up alongside an older brother named Yosvani and a younger sister. Her family moved to Tampa, Florida where she attended A.P Leto High School.
On 9th June 2019, Alvarez was promoted to the Astros Major League team to make his major league debut that afternoon versus the Baltimore Orioles. He scored 1-for-3 with a two-run home run. Again he homers the next game, becoming the first Astro to homer in both of his first two games.
Further, he was a 4th Player in MLB history to hit four home runs in his first five career games. He concluded the 2019 season batting .313/.412/.655 with 27 home runs and 75 RBIs in 313 at-bats. He was the ninth-youngest ballplayer in the AL.
After testing positive with COVID-19, he sat out at the beginning of the 2020 season. Though he made his come back in August he again underwent arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees, shutting him down for the rest of the season.
In a game against Toronto Blu Jays, Alvarez drove in his 100th run on 7th May 2021. Doing so in his 114th career game as part of a 10–4 win, Alvarez became the seventh-fastest player to reach 100 RBIs in league history.
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