Jeimer Candelario is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Detroit Tigers. He was previously with the Chicago Cubs.
In September 2010, Candelario signed with the Chicago Cubs. The next year, he made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Cubs.
Candelario spent the 2012 season with the Class A-Short Season Northwest League’s Boise Hawks and the 2013 season with the Class A Midwest League’s Kane County Cougars.
He played for Kane County and the Daytona Cubs in 2014.
He began 2015 with the Class A-Advanced Carolina League’s Myrtle Beach Pelicans before being promoted to the Class AA Southern League’s Tennessee Smokies throughout the season.
After the season, the Cubs added him to their 40-man roster. Candelario batted .333 in his first 25 games with the Iowa Cubs of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in 2016.
On July 3, 2016, the Cubs elevated Candelario to the major league team, replacing Chris Coghlan, who had been placed on the disabled list.
The next day, against the New York Mets, he made his major-league debut. On July 9, he was reassigned to Iowa. In 2016, Candelario batted .091 in five games for the Cubs.
The Cubs won the World Series in 2016. Candelario was not named to the Cubs’ postseason squad, but he was still on the 40-man roster when they won their first World Series.
How Much Does Jeimer Candelario Make?
Jeimer Candelario makes an annual average salary of $5,800,000.