José Alberto Godoy was born on October 13, 1994, he is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners.
He was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent in 2011. When he made his MLB debut on May 21, 2021, he became the 20,000th player in MLB history.
On July 2, 2011, Godoy signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent. He made his professional debut with the DSL Cardinals in 2012. In 2013, he played for the GCL Cardinals, slashing .263/.368/.307 in 36 games.
On November 20, 2020, Godoy signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners organization. He was assigned to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers to begin the 2021 season. On May 20, 2021, Godoy was selected to the 40-man roster and promoted to the major leagues for the first time.
Godoy made his MLB debut that night against the San Diego Padres as a replacement for fellow backstop Tom Murphy. Godoy also became the 20,000th player in MLB history. In his rookie campaign, Godoy appeared in 16 major league games, hitting .162/.225/.189 with 3 RBI.
On March 13, 2022, Godoy was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants. Godoy was subsequently waived by the Giants and claimed by the Minnesota Twins on March 17, 2022.
He was designated for assignment on April 6, 2022. On April 10, Godoy was sent outright to the Triple-A St. Paul Saints. On April 23, the Twins promoted Godoy to the major leagues.
Godoy has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.