The thirty-five years old is married and shares a baby girl with his wife. On September 29, 2020, the Astros signed Gurriel to a 1-year extension with a club option for 2022. On July 16, 2016, Gurriel signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract with the Houston Astros. Playerswiki - Celebrity Biography, news and gossip. [19][21] Gurriel was suspended for the first five games of the 2018 season without pay, but not for the World Series. Yuli Gurriel was named AL Player of the Week for the first time on September 23, 2018, having batted .462, .923 SLG, eight runs scored, three home runs, and 10 RBI. [4] His 27 home runs, which also led the league, were one short of the record of 28. Yulieski Gourriel Castillo (born June 9, 1984), commonly known as Yuli Gurriel and nicknamed "La Piña", is a Cuban professional baseball first baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). [8], In February 2016, Gurriel and his 22-year-old brother, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., defected after competing in the Caribbean World Series in the Dominican Republic. Yuli Gurriel Wife, Brother, Family, MLB Career, Why was He Suspended? During the 2005 World Cup, he led all batters with eight home runs. After playing in four games for Lancaster, the Astros promoted Gurriel to the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League. [10], Nearly ten years prior, ESPN.com had erroneously reported that Gurriel and another Cuban national player, Eduardo Paret, had defected from Cuba and into Colombia. For the pitcher playing for the Cuban national team, see, Houston Astros award winners and league leaders, List of baseball players who defected from Cuba, List of Major League Baseball players from Cuba, "Unsung heroes bound to emerge: Lesser-knowns players will share Classic spotlight with stars", "World Baseball Classic: Cuba's Yuliesky Gurriel", "XLV Serie Nacional de Béisbol: Lideres de Bateo", "Cuba scrambles to shine in baseball's Classic", "World Baseball Classic: Statistics (Batting Leaders)", "Slugger becomes third legal Cuban baseball export", "Former BayStars infielder Gurriel gets opportunity to pursue dream with Astros", "Star Brothers Are Apparently the Latest to Defect From Cuba", "Report: Cuban baseball players defect in Colombia", "Cuban star Gurriel has no interest in deserting", "Astros ink deal with Cuban star Y. 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In 2019, Gurriel batted .298/.343/.541 with 31 home runs and 104 RBIs (9th in the AL) in 564 at bats.[1]. For the pitcher playing for the Cuban national team, see, Houston Astros award winners and league leaders, List of baseball players who defected from Cuba, List of Major League Baseball players from Cuba, "Unsung heroes bound to emerge: Lesser-knowns players will share Classic spotlight with stars", "World Baseball Classic: Cuba's Yuliesky Gurriel", "XLV Serie Nacional de Béisbol: Lideres de Bateo", "Cuba scrambles to shine in baseball's Classic", "World Baseball Classic: Statistics (Batting Leaders)", "Slugger becomes third legal Cuban baseball export", "Former BayStars infielder Gurriel gets opportunity to pursue dream with Astros", "Star Brothers Are Apparently the Latest to Defect From Cuba", "Report: Cuban baseball players defect in Colombia", "Cuban star Gurriel has no interest in deserting", "Astros ink deal with Cuban star Y. Gurriel", "Source: Astros agree to $47.5 million deal with Yulieski Gurriel", "Astros' Yulieski Gurriel heading to Class AA Corpus Christi", "Astros promoting Cuban INF Gurriel to Triple-A", "Yuli Gurriel Cuban, Japanese & Minor Leagues Statistics & History", "2020 MLB Player Batting Postseason Stats | ESPN", "Some look askew at Yuli Gurriel's dugout squint", "Astros' Yuli Gurriel Apologizes After a Racist Gesture Aimed at Yu Darvish", "MLB mulls discipline after Yuli Gurriel's insensitive gesture", "Astros' Yuli Gurriel Will Be Suspended After Racist Gesture at World Series", "Gurriel won't be suspended for any World Series games", "The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 — part of a...", https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/doug-mientkiewicz/, "Astros' Yuli Gurriel earns AL Player of the Week honors", "Gurriel el Mejor del Mes, Álvarez el Novato de julio.

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