A quiet offseason that’s involved mostly minor dealings has featured some major moments for players currently on the Orioles’ roster, including star third baseman and salsa pitchman Manny Machado, who it appears was married this weekend to longtime girlfriend Yainee Alonso.
The couple’s Instagram account is full of photos, including a reception and a courthouse ceremony. Alonso is the younger sister of San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso, a longtime friend of Machado.
Machado confirmed his engagement to Yainee Alonso during spring training of 2013.
Machado, who turned 22 in July and hit .278 with 12 home runs in an injury-hit 2014 season, is expected to be a key cog in the 2015 Orioles offense. He missed the last two months of 2014 after right knee surgery, a similar procedure that ended his standout 2013 campaign.
And in other Orioles wedding news, the Machado family Instagram tweeted earlier this month from what appears to be Chris Tillman’s wedding. No offense to Tillman — had we seen it earlier, it would have gotten its own blog, too.