Who is Didi Gregorius?
Mariekson Julius “Didi” Gregorius is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies.
He was formerly with the Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks, and New York Yankees in Major League Baseball.
Gregorius was born in Amsterdam, the son of a professional baseball player from the Netherlands, Johannes Gregorius, Sr. Gregorius began playing tee-ball and youth baseball after his family relocated to Curaçao when he was five years old.
Gregorius first caught the attention of MLB scouts when he was a teenager, and after the Reds offered to bring him to the United States, he elected to sign with them in 2007.
Gregorius’ progress through the Reds’ farm system was slowed in 2011 when he missed two months of the season due to a chronic kidney problem, but he made his main league debut in September 2012.
After starter shortstop Zack Cozart obstructed Gregorius’ path to the majors, the Reds sent him to Arizona, where he shared time with Chris Owings and Cliff Pennington.
Gregorius was acquired by the Yankees in December 2014, when they were looking for a shortstop to replace Derek Jeter, who had recently retired.
He played for the team for the next four seasons. With the Yankees, Gregorius increased his batting average: he hit 20 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons, shattering Derek Jeter’s single-season home run record.
Gregorius continued to hit tremendous power after returning from Tommy John surgery, with a postseason grand slam clinching the Yankees’ spot in the American League Championship Series.
After the Yankees declined to extend his contract at the end of the season, Gregorius became a free agent, signing with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The COVID-19 epidemic, associated visa complications, and a fight with pseudogout hampered Gregorius’ first two seasons with the Phillies, and he batted just.209 in 2021, the lowest average in his career.
Gregorius has also represented the Netherlands at the Baseball World Cup and the World Baseball Classic, in addition to playing in Major League Baseball.
After defeating Cuba in the gold medal game at the 2011 Baseball World Cup, he and his teammates were knighted.
How Old Is Didi Gregorius?
Didi Gregorius is 32 years old. He was born on February 18, 1990