JoAnna Garcia Swisher Taking Part in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Livestream Fundraiser

JoAnna Garcia Swisheris doing her Saint-ly duty…

The 40-year-old half-Cuban American actress has joined the all-star roster of musicians, actors, athletes and influencers gathering for a special #GivingTuesdayNowevent today (May 5) to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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The “Take 5 Together #forStJude” livestream will take place from 2:00 – 6:00 pm EST and feature singing, dancing, cooking, stretching and laughter in honor of the hospitalthat is the leader in treating childhood cancer.

In addition to Garcia Swisher, the event lineup includes Michael StrahanDrew BarrymoreAshley TisdaleKaia Gerber,Rio RomaShaedSofi TukkerNick SwisherScotty McCreery, Chef Adrianne Calvoand more.

All will “take 5” with St. Jude patients in an effort to “delight and inspire viewers,” according to a statement announcing the event.

St. Jude has also partnered with school spirit company Varsity Brandsfor a TikTokdance challenge to engage supporters willing to show off their best moves #forStJude.

“At St. Jude, our patient families remind us daily that no matter where we are in the world and whatever difficult circumstances we face, it’s important to find ways to be inspired and delighted, and never lose hope,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the statement.

“On May 5, we’ll all have the opportunity to come together in support of #GivingTuesdayNow, and to bring joy and meaningful impact to the lives of millions as we ‘Take 5 Together #forStJude. Let’s show the world that when facing some of life’s greatest challenges and even when we have to be physically apart, together, we can make a difference in the lives of others and the children at St. Jude.”

The stream will feature, dance lessons, cooking segments, live performances and virtual celebration surprises from celebrity friends and St. Jude patients; click hereto join the event.

Gio Gonzalez Agrees to One-Year, $5 Million Deal with the Chicago White Sox

It’ll be a White (Sox)Christmas for Gio Gonzalez

The 34-year-old Cuban American MLB player and veteran free-agent left-handed pitcher has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Chicago White Sox, the team has announced.

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The White Sox will pay Gonzalez $4.5 million in 2020 and hold a $7 million option for the 2021 season, with a $500,000 buyout. He can make an additional $500,000 with incentives over the two years, according to ESPN.

Gonzalez will finally get a chance to pitch for the team that took him with the No. 38 overall pick in the 2004 amateur draft. Chicago dealt Gonzalez to the Philadelphia Philliesfollowing the 2005 season as part of the trade that sent Aaron Rowandto the Philliesfor Jim Thome, then reacquired Gonzalez a year later along with Gavin Floydfor Freddy Garcia.

The White Sox traded Gonzalez to the Oakland Athleticsfor Nick Swisherin January 2008.

Gonzalez debuted with the Athletics in 2008 and is 130-99 with a 3.68 ERA over 12 years with Oakland (2008-11), the Washington Nationals (2012-18) and the Milwaukee Brewers(2018-19). 

He was an All-Starin 2011 and 2012, when he won a career-high 21 games and had a 2.89 ERA.

“We view Gio as an important addition to our pitching staff,” general manager Rick Hahnsaid in a statement. “He brings an impressive resume to our club as a veteran left-hander who has enjoyed success and should have a positive impact on our younger pitchers in terms of competing, battling and helping us win games at the major league level.”

Gonzalez was 3-2 with a 3.50 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 17 starts and 19 appearances last season for the Brewers, who signed him last year to a second option on a contract that wound up being worth $65.5 million over seven years.

He made only six starts before spending more than a month on the injured list with left arm fatigue, recording a 2-1 record with a 3.19 ERA and 25 strikeouts. But he did return to make 11 more starts and log 56⅓ innings in the second half as the Brewers won the wild card.

Gonzalez also spent the final month of the 2018 season with the Brewers, who acquired him in an August 31 trade with the Nationals. He was 3-0 in five starts for the Brewers down the stretch, then started Games 1 and 4 of the NLCSagainst the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was pulled after two innings of the opener and one inning of his second appearance, allowing one run in each.

Chicago went 72-89 in its seventh straight losing season and missed the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years since its 2005 World Seriestitle. But with young players establishing themselves in the majors and promising prospects in the minors, the White Sox expect to contend for a postseason spot.

Right-hander Lucas Giolitowent from the highest ERA among qualifiers in 2018 to his first All-Star season, going 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA in 29 starts.

Garcia Shares First Photo of Newborn Daughter

JoAnna Garcia is sharing the beauty…

The 36-year-old half-Cuban American actress has shared the first photo of her newborn daughter.

JoAnna Garcia Newborn

Garcia, who starred as Ariel on ABC’s Once Upon a Time and her baseball player husband Nick Swisher introduce the baby to the world only a few days her birth.

The proud parents have named their bundle of joy Sailor Stevie.

Baby Sailor is the couple’s second child. She joins big sister Emerson, 3, in the family.

“So excited to introduce you to our tiniest princess, Sailor Stevie. She has stolen our hearts and our family feels complete,” the couple wrote on Instagram. “Nick, Jo, & Big Sister Emme #SSS.”

Garcia married Swisher, 35, in December 2010. In the sweet IG picture, Garcia is seen cradling the baby girl while Swisher looks on and smiles from ear to ear. The photo appears to have been taken from her hospital bed.

Garcia Gives Birth to First Daughter with Husband Nick Swisher

It’s a girl for JoAnna Garcia and her professional baseball player husband…

The 33-year-old half-Cuban-American actress gave birth to a new baby daughter, according to the Associated Press.

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It’s the first child for Garcia and her husband, Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher, a baby girl.

Swisher is currently on the baseball “paternity list,” which means he gets a few days off to be with his family.

Garcia was seen last fall in the short-lived Animal Practice series and will next appear in The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

Garcia and Swisher married in late 2010.

Garcia Swisher Expecting a Girl…

It looks like JoAnna Garcia Swisher will be stocking up on pink items for the nursery…

The 33-year-old half-Cuban-American actress, who announced she was expecting her first child with baseball pro husband Nick Swisher last November, is now revealing the child’s sex. Swisher is expecting a girl in May.

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“I’m just so excited,” Swisher told People at the InStyle/Warner Brothers Golden Globes after-party. “As long as she’s healthy, that’s all I really care about.”

The mommy-to-be, meanwhile, is trying to move on from her weird food craving for mayonnaise.

“I tried to put it on everything but that faded,” she told People. “Now I’m just trying to eat healthy and you know, the further I get in the pregnancy the more I need to eat!”

Garcia Expecting Her First Child

It looks like JoAnna Garcia will be on diaper duty in the near future…

“So happy to finally be able to share our news!” tweeted the 33-year-old half Cuban American actress on November 12 about starting a family with husband Nick Swisher. “Nick and I are expecting our first baby in 2013! Feeling so blessed and beyond excited!”

Joanna Garcia & Nick Swisher

Garcia and Swisher went into more detail about their news via Swisher’s Facebook page.

“Words can’t describe how blessed we feel to be expanding our family and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new addition,” wrote the happy couple. “Your support and kindness has meant so much to us throughout the years and we wanted to personally share the news with you all.”

Garcia, who most recently appeared on NBC’s short-lived series Animal Practice, and Swisher, 31, got hitched in December 2010 after a seven-month engagement. The star-studded wedding party included Reba McEntire, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Lance Bass.

Garcia’s television credits include Reba, Privileged, Gossip Girl, Better With You and Freaks and Geeks.

Until recently, Swisher was the right fielder and first baseman for the New York Yankees; he is currently a free agent after declining a $13.3 million one-year qualifying offer from the team.