Who Is Derek Dietrich Wife? Details On Salary And Net Worth - Why Is He Suspended?

Derek Richard Dietrich, an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder ( Source : Instagram )

Derek Dietrich, an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder, is a player with the New York Yankees who has competed in Major League Baseball (MLB) games for the Texas Rangers Cincinnati Reds, and Miami Marlins.

Prior to turning pro, Dietrich was a standout athlete for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and has played left field and third base during his career despite being predominantly a second baseman.

Besides, here's what we know about Derek's wife and his recent suspension. 

Derek Dietrich's Wife: Is He Married To Monica Puig?

Fans of the player have always been curious to know about Derek's wife, as his previous girlfriend, Monica Puig, a professional tennis player, got engaged last year.

As of 2022, Dietrich is single. However, the two started dating in 2018. Unfortunately, they split up; Monica moved on with her new partner, and Dietrich has since kept his relationship a secret.

The 28-year-old tennis player from Puerto Rico revealed her engagement to Nathan Rakitt on Instagram last year, along with three images from the moment he proposed at Arizona's Lost Dutchman State Park.

Monica Puig with partner Nathan Rakitt
Monica Puig with partner Nathan Rakitt ( Source : Instagram )

"Ready to jump?" he asked. Alongside the photographs taken by Eric Stahl, Puig wrote. I answered, "YES!" #RacketsToRakitts.

Rakitt posted the identical three images and the remark, "SHE SAID YES!!!!!!!," on his personal Instagram page. Puig replied, "Forever ever."

Although Puig appeared to start responding to Rakitt's social media posts in December 2020, it is unknown how long the couple had been dating before Rakitt proposed.

On April 22, Rakitt uploaded his first Instagram picture of him and Puig along with the caption, "This girl." Puig replied with "I love you" in the comments.

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Derek Dietrich's Net Worth As Salary Estimated To Be Over 522,500 USD 

After a successful career in sports, Derek may have accrued a sizable sum in his bank account. Although he has kept his exact net worth a secret, his Wikipedia profile indicates that in 2016, he earned roughly $522,500.

Well, over time, his salary might have risen, pushing his net worth to over millions of dollars.

Spotrac records indicate that Dietrich agreed to a one-year, $575,000.00 contract with the Chicago Cubs, which included a $575,000.00 guarantee.

He has played in MLB for the Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers
He has played in MLB for the Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers ( Source : Instagram )

In addition, he earned a $2,000,000 average income in 2019. Dietrich was sent to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings on July 9, 2021, after signing a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals organization.

Further, he played with Rochester in 43 games, hitting.121 with three home runs and 13 RBIs. The Nationals released Dietrich on September 13.

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Baseball Player Dietrich Suspended For PDE Use

The Yankees were supposed to be Derek Dietrich's ticket back to the major leagues. Instead, he was suspended without pay, which might mean the end of his season.

Because the 33-year-old tested positive for a prohibited substance, Major League Baseball said it suspended him for 50 games without pay. Dietrich was suspended along with four other people, and the news is making rounds on the internet. 

DMPA, which the league referred to as a stimulant, was found in Dietrich's test results, according to MLB.

One of the users stated, "I love Derek Dietrich, but Derek Dietrich getting popped for PEDs has to be the least surprising news in the history of Major League Baseball lol."