Braves closer Craig Kimbrel’s wife shot a deer


While it is not exactly the first time we have heard of a player and his wife hunting but Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel considers it the highlight of his offseason.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the following to say.

Kimbrel got married Dec. 1. The honeymoon in the Dominican Republic was relaxing and romantic and all it’s supposed to be, he said that seeing Ashley, his wife, shoot a deer on their first hunting trip together was a highlight of his offseason. That came during a weekend excursion arranged as part of a speaking engagement Kimbrel did for a foundation run by Dr. James Andrews.

It was a nice eight-point, she killed it a few weeks ago,” Kimbrel said proudly. “They set up this hunt for us to go on. I was like, can I bring my wife? They said, yeah, sure. She wasn’t too excited about it at the time, but when we got down there and she shot it, she was so excited. She was, like, ‘I know what you’re talking about! This is so exciting.’”

Well congrats to the Kimbrel’s on their marriage and hunting endeavor.

A photo of Ashley and the deer can be seen at right.

Kimbrel will be part of team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Last season he posted a 1.01 ERA while holding opponents to a .126 batting average. Kimbrel stuck out a record 50.2 percent of the batters he faced.

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