Michael Pineda is a well-known name in baseball who is basically a starting pitcher and currently plays for New York Yankees. After showing his excellent game in Mariners, Michael has been playing for New York Yankees since 2012. He has been rated best for having fastball and control.
Michael Pineda Relationship Status
With the splendid performance, Michael Pineda grabbed the attention of thousands of people toward him. But what about those who fell for him? Is there any?
Michael Pineda is unmarried and single person. The former MLB player is among those tight-lipped people who prefer not to share personal life with others but keep it within themselves. For the very reason, some of his admirers are in dilemma about his sexuality.
At present, the Philadelphia Phillies manager is out of any girlfriend and love affair rumors. He is more focused on his baseball career rather than being romantically linked to anyone. All in all, the athlete and his family currently reside in the Dominican Republic.
How Much Is Michael Pineda Net Worth?
Michael Pineda possesses an estimated net worth of $8 million as of early 2020. Sources close to the player claims, he earns $2 million per year. Over the years, he made $400,000 in 2011, $500,000 in 2012, 2013, 2014; $2 million in 2015, $4 million in 2016, $7 million in 2017 and $2 million from 2018.
The annual income of baseball player ranges widely. Therefore in MLB the average pay is around $3 million per year. The top pro baseball players earn at least $25 million or more than that.
Speaking of lifestyle, real estate properties, the 31-year-old owns a house in New York, United States. The Minnesota Twins star owns some luxury automobiles too but managed to keep it under the radar.
Michael Pineda Baseball Career
He started his professional career in baseball from the age of 16 after signing with Seattle Mariners for Major League Baseball. At the minor league of 2005, he received $35,000 signing bonuses.
He was suspended from few games in 2014 as he was blamed to be using pine tar. From 2014 through 2017, Pineda played with Michael Kay, Brett Gardner, and Joe Girardi. Michael could not pitch from August 2018 to May 2019 due to a torn meniscus in his right knee. In 2015, he made an outstanding performance by having 10 strikeouts in a single game with no walks against Baltimore Orioles.
From 2019 till today's date he has been playing for Minnesota Twins since he was signed two years $10 million contracts on December 13, 2017. Later, at the end of December 2019, renewed two-year contract worth $20 million with the Twins.
On 17 February 2020 Pineda returned hungry after celebration went on without him. He was not with the Twins at Comerica Park in Detroit on 25 Sept. The player was at his home in Minneapolis cause of violating MLB's drug policy and serving a suspension.
Regardless of having 39 games yet to serve on his 60-game suspension, the Twins were willing to get him back and signed him to a two-year, $20 million contract. Nevertheless, he will lose around $2.1 million in salary due to the suspension.
Michael Pineda Wiki-Bio
Michael Pineda was born on 1 January 1989 in Yaguate, Dominican Republic. The athlete is the eldest of five children. His mother is a hairstylist and father is a welder. Michael holds the Dominican nationality and belongs to afro black ethnicity.
Michael is 6 ft 7 inches tall and 265 pounds; he's known for being remarkably tall and heavy. He seems to be a strong player with a bulky body. He is on the list as one of the tallest pitchers in baseball. He cannot speak English fluently though he resides in the US.
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