The WAGS Of MLB Stars Past, Present, And Future

Baseball | 2/20/20

Major League Baseball players make millions of dollars and have the ability to live luxurious lives. Those lives become even better when they find their perfect partners in crime. The wives and girlfriends of these stars range from high school sweethearts to supermodels and actresses.

Some of the most famous baseball couples include Justin Verlander and Kate Upton and Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez. They aren’t the only eye-catching pairings, though. Here are some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of MLB stars.

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton

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Justin Verlander has had a very successful big league career. Around 2013, though, his numbers were starting to taper off. In 2014, he began dating Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Kate Upton. Things have been looking up for the pitcher ever since.

The couple were married in 2017 and welcomed a daughter in 2018. And Justin has been spectacular since getting together with his new wife. The fireballer has been great lately, making the All-Star team in 2018 and winning the Cy Young Award in 2019.

Mike Trout And Jessica Cox

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Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Mike Trout is Major League Baseball’s best player and has been since basically the day he was called up. The outfielder has won the American League MVP Award three times – in 2014, 2016 and just recently in 2019.

Mike has also been lucky in love as he married his longtime girlfriend Jessica Cox in 2017. Trout got engaged to Jessica by having a skywriting airplane pop the question for him. In the offseason, the couple often takes in various sporting events together.

Evan Longoria and Jaime Edmondson

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Evan Longoria has been one of baseball’s best players ever since he made his debut all the way back in 2008. The All-Star third baseman began his career with the Tampa Bay Rays and now plays for the San Francisco Giants.

In 2012, Longoria confirmed that he was dating Jaime Edmondson. Jaime was a celebrity in her own right as she was a Playboy Playmate of the month and also appeared on The Amazing Race. The couple, married since 2015 and have two children together.

Derek And Hannah Jeter

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One of the very best players of the ’90s and early ‘2000s, Derek Jeter was an easy first-ballot Hall of Fame choice in 2020. The former shortstop has remained in the game as he now owns a piece of the Florida Marlins.

Jeter was also famous during his playing days for the many models and actresses he dated. In Hannah Davis, who is a world-famous supermodel, he found the one. The couple were married in 2016 and have two daughters.

Cole and Heidi Hamels

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Cole Hamels has achieved plenty during his 14-year Major League career. Hamels, who came up with the Philadelphia Phillies had won big games, made a total of four All-Star teams, and was the MVP of Philadelphia’s 2008 World Series team.

Heidi Hamels was a Phys. Ed. teacher from Missouri who became famous after appearing on the TV show Survivor. The couple, who met in Philadelphia, married in 2006 and share four children together.

Clayton And Ellen Kershaw

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It’s not much of a question anymore of whether Clayton Kershaw will get into the Hall of Fame or not. It’s now just a question of whether or not the three-time Cy Young Award winner will get in on the first ballot.

Ellen Kershaw began dating Clayton when she was only 15-years-old. The couple married in 2010 and have three children together. Both Clayton and Ellen are deeply involved in charity and their Methodist faith.

Alex Rodriguez And Jennifer Lopez

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Alex Rodriguez retired in 2016. Over the course of his career, he hit 696 home runs, appeared in 14 All-Star games and won three American League MVP Awards. A-Rod now works as an analyst for ESPN.

You might have heard of his fiancee, too. Jennifer Lopez is a world-famous singer, actress, and dancer who recently performed at the 2020 Super Bowl. The super couple began dating in 2017 and announced their engagement in March of 2019.

Andrew McCutcheon And Maria Hanslovan

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Andrew McCutcheon has been one of baseball’s best players since he debuted in 2009. The five-time All-Star and former MVP spent his first nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates before being traded to the San Francisco Giants and later signing with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The slugger met his wife, Maria Hanslovan while playing for the Pirates. Maria was part of the crew that shot t-shirts into the crowd. The couple, who got engaged on the Ellen DeGeneres show, share a son together.

Clay Buchholz And Lindsay Clubine

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Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Clay Buchholz is a veteran Major League starter who made the All-Star team twice and won World Series titles with the Red Sox in 2007 and 2013. Lindsay Clubine appeared on the show Deal or No Deal and hosted another show on the Travel Channel.

The couple started dating after being introduced at a party hosted by a celebrity and were later married at a golf club in California. Clay and Lindsay have 3 children together.

Alex Cobb And Kelly Reynolds

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Alex Cobb has been a very good starter in the Major Leagues for close to a decade. The right-hander hit the jackpot in 2018 when the Baltimore Orioles lured him away from the Tampa Bay Rays with a four year $57 million contract.

Cobb also hit the jackpot when he met his future wife Kelly Reynolds. Kelly was a student at the University of Alabama when they met and now works as a CPA. The couple got engaged at Orlando’s Discovery Cove in 2014.

Bryce Harper And Kayla Varner

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Bryce Harper, who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a teenager, came into the big leagues with almost impossible expectations. He’s met almost all of them and signed a $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2019.

Bryce met his match in another athlete, Kayla Varner. Kayla, who started dating Bryce in 2012, played soccer at BYU and Ohio State. While the couple did have one broken engagement, they officially tied the knot in 2016.

Zack And Emily Greinke

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Despite his incredible success on the mound, Zack Greinke has moved around quite a bit. Over the course of his career, the 2009 Cy Young Award winner and six-time All-Star has played for a total of 6 different teams.

One of the constants in Zack’s life, though, has been the presence of his wife Emily. Emily is a talented athlete herself. She made the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading team at only 18-years-old. The couple has two sons.

Joe Smith And Allie LaForce

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Joe Smith has had a successful career as a quality but nomadic middle reliever. Currently a Houston Astro, Smith has a lifetime ERA of 2.98 over the course of his career which has spanned 13 seasons.

Smith’s wife is also well known to sports fans. Allie LaForce has long worked as a sideline reporter for Fox and the SEC Network and currently covers basketball for TBS Sports. Joe and Allie were married in 2014.

Ryan Braun And Larisa Fraser

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It may not feel like it to most baseball fans, but Ryan Braun is now entering his 14th season. At one point the 2011 MVP was considered the best player in baseball, but now he’s more of an above-average player.

Ryan Braun married Larisa Fisher in 2013. Fisher is a model who also has her own food blog called Model Eats which focuses specifically on vegan recipes. The couple has two children together, a boy and a girl.

Josh Rutledge And Laura McKeeman

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Steve Jennings/Getty Images for ESPN

At one point it looked like Josh Rutledge would be the next Colorado Rockies superstar. After tearing up the minor leagues, the shortstop hit 8 home runs and stole 7 bases in only 73 games for the team in 2012. Injuries, however, derailed his career.

Laura McKeeman is a well-known reporter who has worked for CBS, the SEC Network and ESPN. Laura and Josh married in 2013 in Celebration, Florida. The couple has one daughter together.

Darren O’Day And Elizabeth Prann

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Twitter/@ElizabethPrann

Darren O’Day is quite a unique pitcher and his submarine-style has been fooling batters since his debut in 2008. The right-hander spent 8 years with the Baltimore Orioles and signed with the Atlanta Braves in 2018.

O’Day’s wife, Elizabeth Prann is also quite well known. Prann is a news anchor who worked for the Fox News Network and NBC. She now works for HLN. The couple, who are active in charity, married in 2010.

Freddie And Chelsea Freeman

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Twitter/@chelseafree5

Freddie Freeman made his debut with the Atlanta Braves back in 2010 when he was just 20 years of age. He has since been a staple in Atlanta’s lineup. And each year he seemingly gets better as he has now made four All-Star teams and had his best year in 2019.

Chelsea Freeman was a model when she and Freddie began dating and is now a realtor. She appeared on Say Yes to the Dress in 2014 before their wedding.

Kolten And Alissa Wong

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Kolten Wong grew up in Hawaii and played his college baseball at the University of Hawaii. He became a star there and was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st Round. He’s become a very important piece for St. Louis and won his first Gold Glove in 2019.

In addition to starring on the baseball team, Kolten also met his wife Alissa while at school. She was an athlete too, participating in the University’s track and field team. Kolten and Alissa were married in 2015.

Masahiro Tanaka And Mai Satado

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Masahiro Tanaka was born in Hyogo, Japan and began his career with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. He quickly established himself as one of the best pitchers in Japan and jumped at the opportunity to pitch for the New York Yankees in 2013.

The year before he came stateside, Tanaka married Mai Satado, who was almost as well known in Japan as he was. Mai was a member of the music group Country Musume. The couple has one son together.

Michael Kopech And Vanessa Morgan

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Baseball has eagerly been waiting for Michael Kopech to make it up to the Major Leagues. Kopech possesses one of the league’s hardest fastballs, regularly hitting 100 mph on the radar gun. He made a short debut for the Chicago White Sox in the 2019 season before getting injured.

Kopech has, however, found his match in love. The hurler began dating television star Vanessa Morgan in 2018. The actress, who portrays Toni Topaz on Riverdale, married the baseball player in January of 2020.