Cuban professional baseball star Yuli Gurriel plays for Houston Astros as the first baseman in the Major League Baseball. During his baseball career, he helped his National team win a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He plays on MLB team Houston alongside his baseball infielder teammate Alex Bregman.
Married Longtime Girlfriend: Two Sons With Wife
Yuli is married to his longtime girlfriend and has two sons named Yeremy Xean Gurriel and Jayden Gurriel. Reportedly, his wife moved to the United States with him. The duo learned English with the help of an Astros instructor in 2017. He also surprised General Manager of the Houston Astros, Jeff Luhnow by complimenting him on his young son.
Although the MLB star has not uttered details of his wife and son, he has shared pictures of them on Instagram. From their elder son's Instagram account, Yuli shared a family picture on 5 November 2016. He wore Papa T-shirt whereas his wife wore Mama T-shirt. Their cute little elder son also wore a T-shirt with his name tag Yeremy.
Yuli Gurriel alongside his wife and elder son, Yeremy Xean Gurriel in a picture posted on 5 November 2016 (Photo: Instagram)
Yuli shared a picture with his wife on 15 February 2018 and wished her 'Happy Valentine's Day.' On 1 July 2018, the baseball first baseman announced the happy news of the arrival of his second child Jayden. He shared a picture with his newborn son and captioned, 'llego el hombrecito (The Little Man Arrived) Welcome Jayden.'
Multi-Million Contract With Houston Astros: Yuli Gurriel's Salary & Net Worth
Yuli Gurriel has gathered his net worth from his career as a Cuban professional baseball first baseman since 2014. He signed a $47.5 million five-year contract with MLB team Houston Astros in July 2016. During 2018 season, the baseball star is earning a base salary of $12.4 million. His salary is projected to reach $10.4 million during 2019 season and $8.4 million during the end of his contract in 2020 season.
The baseball star is receiving $651,000 more than his Houston teammate and MLB infielder Alex Bregman. In October 2017, Yuli directed an offensive gesture at Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish and accepted his five-game suspensation without obtaining revenues at the beginning of 2018 MLB season. The suspension reportedly cost him around $320,855.62 of his $12.5 million salaries on Houston Astros.
The Santa Cara native started his baseball career playing at the 2004–05 Cuban National Series. During 2009 World Baseball Classic, he played as a third baseman for Cuba. The baseball star started his professional debut as first baseman on 8 June 2014 for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. He then emerged on Houston Astros and made his MLB game debut on 21 August 2016.
Yuli Gurriel was born on 9 June 1984 in Santa Clara, Cuba as Yulieski Gourriel Castillo. He was raised by his parents Lourdes Gourriel and Olga Ledia Castillo Fernandez in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. He also has two siblings Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Yuniesky Gourriel as his family member.
Yuli stands at the height of 1.83 m (6') and weighs around 190lbs. His stats on 2018 Regular Season recorded 78 game-plays with a batting average of .310 alongside 97 hits and 43 runs. He has made fewer appearances on Houston comparative to his teammate and MLB infielder Alex Bregman.