Aroldis Chapman Wife, Family, Net Worth
Aroldis Chapman is a professional baseball player. With his prowess in the sport, he has made a name for himself among the Major League Baseball elites.
Since his debut in the game almost a decade ago, the Cuban-American has become the most expensive relieve pitcher in the league. Scroll down below to discover more on his life, including his contract, net worth and more!
Aroldis Chapman's Bio
Although the world knows him as Aroldis Chapman, only his true fans know his birth name, Albertín Aroldis Chapman de la Cruz. Aroldis was born in Holguín Province of Cuba in 1988. He celebrates his birthday on the 28th day of February every year.
Aroldis grew up alongside his parents and two sisters in Cuba. His father, Juan Alberto, was a boxing trainer whereas his mother; Maria Caridad was a housewife. His family moved to a suburb in Gold Coast, Florida after his MLB success.
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Being an athlete, Aroldis keeps himself on the top of physical fitness. The baseball player has a well-maintained weight of 96 kgs and stands with a height of 6 feet 4 inches ( 1.93 m).
Dating? Wife Or Girlfriend
No matter where one looks at Aroldis' life, they are bound to find it interesting. And, his personal life is no exception. The baseball player has been in many relationships, which has seen their highs and lows.
When the player was back in Cuba, he was dating Raidelmis Mendosa Santiestelas. Aroldis even has a daughter with Raidelmis, named Ashanti Brianna. Raidelmis and Ashanti moved to the United States after the player defected from Cuba, but their relationship did not last long.
Later, Aroldis' name got linked with a woman named Cristina Barnea. The couple started dating sometime in 2014 and were living together within a year. On the 25th of June 2015, the pair welcomed a daughter named Angelina Cristina Chapman.
Aroldis Chapman with girlfriend Cristina Chapman and daughter Angelina Cristina Chapman on the 1st of January 2018. (Photo: Angelina Cristina Chapman's Instagram)
However, the same year, the couple's relationship hit rocky shores after Cristina filed a domestic abuse case against the player. Reports claimed that the player had chocked his girlfriend after she found something on his phone that she didn't like.
Nevertheless, the couple managed to stay through and moved past the downs of their relationship. Rumors of their reconciliation were confirmed after the couple was seen hugging Cristina following the Chicago Cubs' World Series win in Cleveland in 2016.
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Also, Ashanti and Angelina are not Aroldis' only children. He also has a son named Atticus Gabriel Chapman. He was born on the 30th of June 2014. There is not much information on Atticus' mother, Katie, and the baseball player's relationship.
Info On Career: Contracts & Net Worth
Aroldis began his career back in 2009 when he first pitched for the Holguín, for the Cuban national baseball team, both domestically and internationally. However, his stay in the Cuban team was short-lived as he defected in the same year.
In 2010, the player took his talent to the Cincinnati Reds. On the 10th of January that year, Aroldis signed a six-year contract worth $30.25 million. The Reds later traded him to the New York Yankees on the for four minor league players (right-handed pitchers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis, and infielders Tony Renda and Eric Jagielo).
Yankees shipped Aroldis to the Chicago Cubs, only to return that every year. On the 15th of December 2016, he signed a five-year contract worth $86 million. Through his career, the professional baseball player has managed to accumulate an astonishing net worth of $12 million as of 2019.