‘The Bachelorette’ star Ricki Marinez turns to reality TV for spotlight after 10-year stint with baseball

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ricky Marinez is a former professional baseball player turned reality TV suitor on “The Bachelor.” Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ricky moved to Florida with his family, where he now resides. After a successful 10-year career in baseball, Ricky is now looking to find love and a deep emotional connection on reality television.

Ricky’s journey to learn English as a teenager involved writing poetry and watching romantic comedies, showing his romantic side. He is fluent in Spanish and always strives to improve himself every day. Known for his sensitivity and thoughtfulness, Ricky’s ideal date involves cooking breakfast together and watching the sunrise at the beach.

Off the field, Ricky has some interesting quirks. He never celebrates his birthday, and his favorite author is Jodi Picoult, whose books he loves to read. Now, Ricky is ready to step into the spotlight on “The Bachelor” and hopes to find lasting love while sharing his charming personality with the world.

“The Bachelorette” suitor Ricky Marinez was a baseball player

Ricky Marinez had an impressive baseball career shaped by his dedication and natural talent. Growing up in Puerto Rico, his passion for the sport started early and flourished through his versatile skills on the field. At Clarke University, Ricky excelled, earning recognition as the Heart of America All-Tournament team honor in his senior year and the prestigious Champions of Character Award in his junior season.

Known for his speed and defensive prowess, Ricky led his team in stolen bases and slugging percentage, while also ranking high in RBIs and home runs. His commitment to excellence and leadership qualities made him an outstanding athlete with aspirations for a professional baseball career.

Ricky Marinez played baseball for 10 years (Instagram/ @rickymarinez)
Ricky Marinez played baseball for 10 years (Instagram/ @rickymarinez)

When does ‘The Bachelorette’ come out?

‘The Bachelorette’ will premiere its Season 21 on Monday, July 8, at 8 pm ET, as ABC has revealed the cast for this exciting new season. The show follows a single woman, Jenn Tran, a 26-year-old physician assistant from Miami, as she navigates dating multiple men in her quest to find true love.

With a diverse mix of contestants including an aerospace engineer, a sommelier, medical students, a soldier, an algebra teacher, a pet portrait contractor and a real estate agent, viewers can expect an exciting and unpredictable season full of dates, romance, and emotional eliminations.

Jenn Tran appears in the new commercial for
Jenn Tran appears in the new promo for “The Bachelorette” Season 21 (Instagram/@jenntranx)

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