Javier Baez is a professional baseball player currently affiliated with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He formerly played for both the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball.
His first season in Major League Baseball (MLB) was in 2014 and he spent the next eight years playing for the Chicago Cubs. In a trade that took place on July 30, 2021, he was one of the players the New York Mets received in exchange for Pete Crow-Armstrong. The other players in the deal were Trevor Williams and financial considerations.
While fighting for the Cubs, Baez had 95 strikeouts in 52 games.
He ended 2014 with a 169 batting average, including five stolen bases, nine homers and 20 RBI.
In the eighth inning of Game 1 of the 2016 National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants, he hit the Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead and they went on to win the game.
Javier Baez’s father’s name is Angel Luis and his mother’s name is Nelida Agosto
Tigers shortstop Javier Baez was welcomed into the world on December 1, 1992 by his parents in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He is one of Angel Luis and Nelida Agosto’s three sons and one of the three he is.
Mr. Angel, a landscape gardener by trade, was a lifelong influence on his son’s life. He was the one who first got Javier interested in baseball at a young age.
According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, Javier Lusi’s father, Angel Lusi, has passed away. Angel Lusi died many years ago as a result of a fall and a head injury.
Ever since Javier was a young player, Mrs. Nelida has always encouraged him to pursue a career in baseball. She was responsible for looking after her home when her husband was away working on their son’s education.
The MLB star often sends his mom pictures they took together to share on Instagram on important days like her birthday and Mother’s Day. Mrs. Nelida can also be reached on Instagram under the handle @nelidaagosto, where she has posted a few pictures of herself with her grandson.
Despite this, two-time All-Star player Javier began his baseball career as a shortstop with the Arizona Cubs, playing in the Arizona League’s rookie division. Despite only being in three games, he had a total of 12 at-bats, three hits, two doubles, and two stolen bases despite only playing in three games.
He had a total of six at-bats and a single after joining the Boise Hawks in the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, where he played two games.
In the rookie selection for the Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (LBPRC), held on September 29, 2011, Javier was selected by the Leones de Ponce with the third overall pick; However, due to limitations imposed by the Cubs, he was unable to participate in the draft.
Javier Baez has two brothers, Gadiel and Rolando Baez
Javier Baez received his early education together with his two older brothers, Gadiel and Rolando Baez. Their father’s enthusiasm for the sport was a great inspiration for three of them.
During their time in Puerto Rico, the Baez brothers had some experience in the sport. To ensure that interest lives on forever, they would remember it by getting a tattoo of MLB’s insignia to constantly remind them of their passion.
The main meaning behind her tattoos is to show that baseball has always been a part of her life.
Despite this, the three brothers continue to show the same passion and enthusiasm when it comes to baseball competitions.
In 2018, Javier revealed that his older brother Gadiel had mentioned the possibility of fielding him in the home run derby after speaking to some Cubs managers about the batting second baseman.
In addition, he remarked that if his brother were cast for the role, it would be a very memorable occasion. The only age difference between Javier and his older brother Gadiel is just two years.
As of 2022, Baez has reached the age of 29; he will be 30 years old in December. Gadiel, on the other hand, was born in 1990 and is currently 31 years old.
Baseball was a sport that both Gadiel and Rolando played during their high school and college years. They cheered on their brother Javier in the hope that he will find more success in his MLB career.
On July 6, 2013, the Chicago Cubs promoted Javier to the Class AA Southern League Tennessee Smokies. At the end of the season, he was named to the Florida State League and Southern League All-Star teams.
Because he finished the season as the top prospect in the Cubs organization and third in the Southern League, the team gave him the honor of Minor League Player of the Year.
At the age of 21, Javier Baez’s sister, Noel, who had suffered from spina bifida all her life, died
Noel was Javier Baez’s younger sister and she was a member of his family. She suffered from spina bifida, which eventually led to her death on April 8, 2015 at the age of 24.
A birth defect known as spina bifida occurs when the spine and the membranes that surround the spinal cord do not fully fuse together during the first trimester of pregnancy. A combination of hereditary and environmental factors is believed to be responsible for this condition.
Arnold-Chiari II malformation is a cerebellar anomaly that is common in people with spina bifida. This abnormality is related to the condition.
Patients with this condition have a shift in the position of the back of their brain, moving from the top of their head to the top of their neck.
Due to his high strikeout percentage, Báez struggled to perform well for the Cubs throughout spring training. Therefore, on March 30, 2015, the Cubs decided to trade him to Iowa. He played 70 games for Iowa and had a .324 batting average, despite losing time to the death of his sister and a broken finger.
Right now, Baez needed some space to process the tragedy, so he took some time off from his duties with the Iowa Cubs. Adjusting to life after the death of his beloved sister was a challenge for him.
During an interview that took place in December 2013, Baez revealed that the family didn’t see her as someone different from them. He called her sister a miracle and said she was a blessing in her life.
MLB star Javier Baez and his family moved to North Carolina in search of a better life
Javier Baez and his mother, two brothers and a sister Noely moved to North Carolina as a child to take advantage of the opportunities there.
The family’s move was necessary so that his sister Noel, who has spina bifida, could receive better quality medical care after the move. Since the high school baseball season didn’t start until the spring after the previous one, Baez’s behavior became increasingly bizarre.
During one of their first conversations, Baez revealed that he shed tears at the thought of leaving Puerto Rico. He explained that there was nothing interesting to do and that he didn’t know anyone there.
As a middle school student, Javier struggled to settle in because he couldn’t speak or understand English. He finally mastered the language after struggling with it for three years, memorizing words before he had a firm understanding of what they actually meant.
He enrolled in the Florida school known as Arlington Country Day. According to Ron Dickerson, who was his coach at ACB, scouts didn’t find him very impressive at first. They saw that he had talent, but they didn’t think he could become a star.
Along with his wife Irmarie Marquez, Javier Baez has a thriving and happy family
Irmari Marquez, Javier Baez’s partner and later his wife, is now his wife. On April 11, 2018, the couple announced their engagement via posts on Twitter.
The couple got engaged two months earlier and on June 28, 2018, they welcomed their first son together as a married couple. The wedding took place on January 26, 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, when the couple exchanged vows and tied the knot.
Marquez is the actual sister of Jannieliz Márquez who is married to José Berros, a Puerto Rican pitcher. Jannieliz Marquez is married to Jose Berros.
The couple announced in August 2020 that they were expecting their second child together. December 22, 2022 brought them the joy of welcoming their youngest son, Aiden Javier.
Irmari was born on April 5, 1993 in the city of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, making her 28 years of age. The only age difference she and her partner Javier share is a single year.
Marquez, who is married to MLB player Baez, is a social media influencer who uses the alias @irmariebaez on photo-sharing platform Instagram.
Recent events prompted her to write a heartfelt message on the occasion of her son’s fourth birthday. She revealed that being able to become parents was the greatest blessing in their lives.