Francisco Lindor shares how he met spouse Katia Reguero

When he wasn’t sliding into residence plate, he was sliding into her DMs.

Mets star shortstop Francisco Lindor — who wed Katia Reguero in December after a one-year engagement — first touched base along with his bride by means of social media.

“I messaged her on Instagram. Her image popped up and I used to be like, ‘This lady is gorgeous!’” the 28-year-old Lindor — often known as Mr. Smile — stated along with his signature grin throughout an unique interview with The Publish at his locker within the Mets clubhouse forward of his April thirtieth bobble gnome day at Citi Area.

“We talked for 3 months after which I met her in Arizona ‘trigger I used to be on the market for spring coaching,” he added. “We simply frolicked and I used to be like, ‘I believe she’s the One.’ At first, I used to be slightly bit like, ‘Ahh, I don’t wish to actually commit,’ however I knew that she was the One.”

Lindor married Katia Reguero in December after a one-year engagement.
Lindor married Katia Reguero in December after a one-year engagement.

Reguero, 28, a fellow Puerto Rican native, balances her new husband’s athletic aspect with music. She’s an skilled violinist, Lindor stated.

“She doesn’t do it like she was again within the day when she was doing 4 to 5 hours a day … we have now the newborn now, however she nonetheless does two hours every time she will get the time,” he stated.

And if their 1-year-old daughter, Kalina needs to observe in her dad’s cleated footsteps, Lindor is all for it.

“If she needs to play softball, I’ll be proper there. I’d give her my recommendation, however any person else would in all probability train her,” he stated.

The household not too long ago moved to Manhattan, after Lindor inked a $341 million greenback, 10-year cope with the Mets in 2021.

When requested the very best and worst points of residing in New York, Lindor — who named Rincon Criollo in Corona as considered one of his favourite eating places within the Massive Apple — stated, “The most effective is the comfort to the whole lot, always you may get one thing to eat.”

“The worst a part of residing in New York is should you get caught in site visitors, you in site visitors for some time.”

The bobble gnome can be given to the primary 25,000 followers at Citi Area when the Mets tackle the Phillies. 

Lindor poses with his wife and daughter on the field.
Lindor poses along with his spouse and daughter on the sphere.
Lindor's bobble gnome.
Lindor’s bobble gnome.
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“They confirmed it to me. In some way, someway they nonetheless managed to make me appear like me,” he stated.

“It’s at all times cool everytime you get a bobblehead. It’s a chunk of artwork that the followers are taking residence … and my household will get a kick out of it,” he added.

He already is aware of the place his will sit — in a sentimental location in his mom’s Florida residence.

“My mother has a memorabilia room in her home. That’s the place the whole lot often goes, whether or not or not it’s trophies, bobbleheads, footage,” he stated.

Apart from being immortalized in resin, there’s one other means Lindor needs to be remembered.

“As a winner. I simply wish to win,” he stated. 

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