As the Tampa Bay Rays’ David DeJesus thinks about the postseason, his spouse will be thinking about solving puzzles as she races around the globe for a $1 million prize.
Kim DeJesus, wife of the Rays recently-acquired outfielder, will appear on the reality competition series “The Amazing Race” when it returns to CBS Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. for its 23rd season.
Kim DeJesus’ bio on the show’s official page lists her current occupation as “baseball wife,” and also notes that she’s a “part time actor/model” who also works with the David DeJesus Family Foundation to “aid families in crisis who lack basic human needs.”
Her teammate will be another baseball wife, Nicole “Nicky” Getz, 27, who is married to Kansas City Royals player Chris Getz.
The show follows 11 teams as they embark on a race around the world while enduring physical and mental challenges, deducing clues, interacting with locals and navigating foreign countries by land, sea and air.
The duo will be up against some other competition from the world of pro sports, with former NFL offensive linemen Chester Pitts II and Ephraim Salaam in the mix, as well as a team made up of L.A. King’s Ice Crew girls Allison Mello and Ashley Covert.
In response to a questionnaire on “The Amazing Race” site, Kim DeJesus, 32, said she’s most interested in visiting India or Thailand on the show.
“Such amazing people and cultures! Also, there is a lot of need there. I want to see firsthand how I can help,” she said.
The Rays acquired David DeJesus from the Washington Nationals on Aug. 23 in exchange from a player to be named later or cash.