Alex Cintron is a well-known professional baseball infielder who also serves as the Houston Astros’ hitting coach. He played in Major League Baseball for a number of teams before becoming a coach, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, and Baltimore Orioles. Alex, on the other hand, is in some trouble, as the coach was recently suspended for 20 games and fined an undisclosed amount.
|Full Name||Alex Cintron|
|Date Of Birth||December 17th 1978|
|Profession||American Football player|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
How was Alex Cintron’s childhood?
Alexander Cintrón was born in the Puerto Rican town of Humacao in 1978. His birthday is December 17th, which makes him 41 years old. Alex hasn’t said anything about his parents or childhood. Furthermore, the Astros’ coach has kept quiet about his siblings, whether he has any.
Alex Cintron’s Baseball Career
The Diamondbacks selected the 6-foot-2, 210-pound shortstop in the 36th round of the 1997 MLB Draft out of high school. He progressed through the minor leagues, hitting.307 for High Desert (High-A) in the California League in 1999 and.301 for El Paso (AA) in the Texas League in 2000. He started the 2001 season in the Pacific Coast League with Tucson (AAA) before making his MLB debut on July 24 in Arizona against the Padres. In the bottom of the eighth inning, he came in as a pinch-runner for Matt Williams and grounded out against Rodney Myers.
In his first taste of MLB action, he went 2-for-7 with a triple in a few games in August, then a few more in September and October. In 38 games in the majors, Cintrón hit.213/.322/.293 for the Diamondbacks and Tucson in 2002. He had a breakout year in 2003, hitting.317/.359/.489 with 13 home runs in 117 games, the first of which came on May 14, 2003, at Philadelphia against Brett Myers. On June 20, he hit a walk-off home run, and on August 17, he took Greg Maddux deep in Atlanta.
In Randy Johnson’s perfect game in Atlanta on May 18, 2004, Cintrón was the starting shortstop, knocking in the game’s first run and collecting three hits. To end the sixth inning, he made a perfect catch on a Mike Hampton dribbler to save the gem. On July 8, Cintrón became the first player in Diamondbacks history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game. He was never able to repeat his 2003 performance, batting.266/.300/.383 in 2004-05 before being traded to the White Sox on March 8, 2006, for reliever Jeff Bajenaru.
Before joining the White Sox, Cintrón hit.333 (8-for-24) with a home run for Team Puerto Rico in the inaugural 2006 World Baseball Classic. José Valentin, Lex Ros, and Javier Vázquez were among the former/future Sox who played on that team.
For the next two seasons, Alex Cintron filled in at shortstop and third base for the White Sox. In 91 games in 2006, he hit.285/.310/.392, with five home runs and a career-high 10 stolen bases, before fading in 2007. Cintrón’s only career grand slam came against the Royals in the bottom of the ninth inning on August 16, 2006. The White Sox were, unfortunately, down 10-0 at the moment.
On February 18, 2008, Alex Cintron signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs, which included an invitation to spring training. On March 26, he was released and signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor league deal. His contract was acquired by the Orioles after he began the season with the Norfolk Tides, and he was added to the active roster on May 11.
On May 17, against the Washington Nationals, he went 4-for-4 in his first start with Baltimore. He was sidelined for the entire month of July due to a strained left hamstring. At Camden Yards, he hit.352. The shortstop was the starting position in 27 of the 28 games. After the 2008 season, Cintrón filed for free agency.
In 2009, he signed a minor-league deal with the Washington Nationals. Cintron was sent to the minors on April 4 after competing for a spot on the Nationals’ roster during spring training. On April 18, his contract was purchased from the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs. Before being released, he went 2-for-26 with the Nationals.
He appeared in 20 games for the Buffalo Bisons, the New York Mets’ Triple-A affiliate. During the 2009 season, he appeared in 30 games for the Tacoma Rainers, the Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate. Cintrón signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on February 8, 2011. On May 3, 2011, he signed a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres.
Tim Hagerty, a minor league announcer for the Padres, announced Cintrón’s retirement on Twitter on May 24, 2011. There were no specifics in the tweet; it clearly said, “Alex Cintron has retired.” On July 18, it was announced that he was thinking about coming out of retirement. Cintrón came out of retirement to play for the Sugar in early 2012.
Cintrón’s as a coach
Alex Cintron managed the Azucareros de Yabucoa (his hometown) in the Superior Baseball League of Puerto Rico (Double A Category).
For the 2017 season, the Houston Astros recruited Cintrón as a Spanish-language translator, advance scout, and assistant coach. In 2018, he was the Astros’ first base coach. Following the 2018 season, he became the Houston Astros’ hitting coach.
Alex Cintron was suspended for 20 games on August 11, 2020, after inciting a brawl with Ramón Laureano on August 9. After Laureano complained about being struck by pitches, Cintrón stepped out of the Astros dugout onto the field and taunted him to approach him, as if to battle.
Who is Alex Cintron’s wife?
Alex Cintron has kept his personal life very private, and he hasn’t said anything about his dating or married life. The Astros’ coach, on the other hand, is happily married to his lovely wife, Brenda Campos. Though Alex hasn’t said anything about his mom, he does take the time to tweet pictures of her on Twitter. In addition, his wife wished him on Father’s Day and Valentine’s Day, sharing stunning wedding photos of the two of them. In addition, the couple has three children, two sons, and a daughter. The children’s identities, however, remain unknown for the time being.
It is believed that Alex Cintron has amassed about 5 million Dollars Net worth. However, the exact amount is yet to be declared as it’s under review.