While everyone was having a good time during the MLB Home Run Derby, Chicago White Sox All-Star pitcher Lucas Giolito was going through some personal changes in his life off the field.
Giolito announced on social media that he and his wife, Ariana Dubelko, have mutually agreed to end their marriage after more than four years together. The 28-year-old made the announcement in a lengthy Instagram post during Monday’s Home Run Derby.
“Ariana and I have made the difficult, but mutual, decision to amicably end our marriage. We have shared many memorable moments and experiences together, and want to emphasize our continued friendship and respect for one another,” Giolito wrote. “After thoughtful consideration and discussions, we have chosen to follow separate paths while maintaining the bond we have nurtured over the years. While our decision to end our marriage is undoubtedly a significant one, we are each committed to maintaining our friendship and supporting each other as we enter this new phase of our respective lives.”
Giolito and Dubelko got married in 2018 and just recently celebrated their four-year anniversary in December.
According to TMZ Sports, Dubelko filed for divorce in a California court where she cited “irreconcilable differences.” A representative for Giolito told the outlet that the decision to split was mutual, noting that the state does not allow for a “joint filing.”
Giolito was traded to Chicago in 2017. In January, he signed a one-year, $10.4 million deal and headed into the All-Star break with a 3.45 ERA.
In the meantime, he could see himself on the move as Lucas Giolito was recently linked to the Astros and has potential at the deadline by Chron.
“Lucas Giolito is the most high-profile name of the bunch—he’s a former All-Star with two top-10 Cy Young finishes on his resume, and he has a 3.45 ERA through 19 starts in 2023,” writes Josh Criswell of Chron. “Giolito would undoubtedly help solidify an Astros rotation in need of another high-end arm.”
With no names off the table in trade negotiations according to general manager Dana Brown, the Astros have the ammunition to pull off a trade like adding Giolito.
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