Shane Bieber, Girlfriend Kara Kavajecz Announce Engagement in Instagram Photo

Adam WellsJuly 19, 2021

DENVER, CO - JULY 12: Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians talks to reporters during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day outside of Coors Field on July 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Reigning American League Cy Young winner Shane Bieber used Cleveland's weekend road trip against the Oakland Athletics to propose to his longtime girlfriend in San Francisco. 

Bieber and Kara Kavajecz announced their engagement in a post on her Instagram. 

"I always knew," she wrote. 

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Congrats! Indians P Shane Bieber gets engaged to girlfriend Kara Kavajecz<a href="https://t.co/RfNH3ylgIF">https://t.co/RfNH3ylgIF</a> <a href="https://t.co/mZ2MWpdwsF">pic.twitter.com/mZ2MWpdwsF</a>

Kavajecz also captioned the picture with 7-17-21, indicating Bieber proposed on Saturday. 

"Forever my girl," Bieber wrote on his Instagram along with pictures of the proposal. 

Per Kavajecz's official clothing website, she and Bieber met in Santa Barbara, California. The two-time All-Star played baseball at UC Santa Barbara from 2014-16 before Cleveland selected him in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB draft. 

Bieber is currently on the injured list with a right shoulder strain. He had a 3.28 ERA with 130 strikeouts in 90.2 innings through 14 starts this season prior to getting injured.