Former Chicago baseball wives to star on reality show

Former Chicago baseball wives to star on reality show
August 29, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Tony Andracki

David DeJesus has had a crazy couple of weeks, while wife Kim, a Chicagoland native, has been along for the ride.

A little over a week ago, David was traded from the Cubs to the Nationals, and then dealt from Washington to Tampa Bay just days later.

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But Kim, a Wheaton/Winfield native, is making headlines in her own right.

She and Nicky Getz, wife of current Royals and former White Sox second baseman Chris Getz, are teaming up for CBS' popular reality show "The Amazing Race."

The winning team will take home $1 million, though Kim and Nicky will have to compete against other pairings, including former Houston Texans offensive linemen Chester Pitts and Ephraim Salaam.


Photo courtesy of CBS

David DeJesus became a fan favorite and clubhouse leader during his season-and-a-half on the North Side, where he hit .258/.343/.403 in 232 games, serving most of his time as the Cubs' leadoff man. The 11-year MLB veteran could very well find his way back to the team next year if the Rays do not pick up his $6.5 million option for 2014.

Kim endeared herself to the Cubs fanbase with her active Twitter account, where she chronicled the DeJesus’ life away from the baseball diamond.

Chris Getz has spent his MLB career as a role player and spent just one season on the South Side before heading to Kansas City in the deal that brought Mark Teahen to Chicago. Getz hit .261 with a .670 OPS and 25 steals in 2009 with the White Sox.