Kyle Higashioka is an American professional baseball catcher who has been part of the New York Yankees since 2008 representing them in the Major League Baseball (MLB). He was on the 40-man roster after hitting .276 with 21 homers and 81 RBIs in 2016/17 season.
The baseball player who was drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 MLB draft made his professional MLB debut from Yankees in 2017.
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Kyle was born on 20 April 1990 in Huntington Beach, California, USA. He stands at the height of 1.85 m (6 feet 1 inch) with a muscular body build and has a weight that touches approximately 92 kg margin.
The 29-years-old MLB star attended Edison High School in Huntington and played for the school's baseball team. For further education, he enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley where he played college baseball for the California Golden Bears.
Kyle thought about learning Japanese which would help him to communicate with his teammate Masahiro Tanaka, the ace of the Yankees' pitching staff. He has also learned Spanish in his high school years, which has helped him to communicate with his Latin American teammates.
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Talking about Kyle's family background, the Yankees' star is a fourth-generation Japanese-American from his father’s side.
His father, Ted Higashioka, is a third-generation Japanese American who spent a few years in Japan. After returning to the US, his father didn’t have much reason for communication in Japanese. Ted can understand the language but does not feel comfortable speaking it.
Apart from that, Kyle is pretty much close to both of his parents. He has promised his mother that he would earn a college degree and is currently studying Mechanical Engineering degree at Orange Coast College.
The MLB star is the eldest son of the family and has a younger brother.
Kyle with his family( Photo: Kyle's Instagram)
Kyle’s grandfather, Shigeru Higashioka, worked as an oil company executive in Japan. Shigeru was awarded a Bronze Star in the Army's 442nd Infantry Regiment; the unit was covered with mostly Japanese-American group that fought in Europe during World War II.
The Yankees’ star is married to Alyse Higgy. He and his wife Alyse tied a knot in a romantic ceremony in Hawai on 13 November 2016.
The pair has not made it clear about when they started dating or how the romance between them sparked. Also, the Yankees' star has kept information about his wife in the shadows away from the public attention.
Despite that, Kyle keeps on flaunting pictures with Alyse on social media. The couple celebrated their second anniversary on 13 November 2018.
Kyle celebrating his anniversary with his wife Alyse (Source: Instagram)
As of 2019, there is no doubt that the couple are heading even stronger and cherishing the happy moments together, which is reflected in their social platforms.
The American professional baseball catcher Kyle has been remarkable on his professional baseball career representing Yankees in the Major League Baseball (MLB). The Yankees chose him in the seventh round of 2008 draft which cost him a scholarship to the University of California.
He was offered $500,000 as signing bonus by the Yankees in 2017 and has been with them ever since.
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Kyle might grasp new feats of record-setting success later on his career. Although, as of 2019, his net worth is still under review.