Randy Flores

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Randy Flores
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Relief pitcher
Born: (1975-07-31) July 31, 1975 (age 39)
Bellflower, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 23, 2002 for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 2010 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Win–loss record 11–5
Earned run average 4.61
Strikeouts 202
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Randy Alan Flores (born July 31, 1975) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Flores is a career left-handed relief specialist.

Early life and career[edit]

He attended El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, California. Flores played college baseball at the University of Southern California. At the University of Southern California from '94 to '97, he set several pitching records that still stand as of October 2006. He also earned a BS in Finance from USC.

Flores' July 31 birthdate (which puts him one day before the cutoff date for youth baseball leagues) guaranteed that he was always the youngest player at each level. Flores said that it was so disheartening that he actually quit baseball for a couple years around age 11.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

He made his major league debut on April 23, 2002. He played for the Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies before signing as a free agent with the Cardinals on November 20, 2003.

Flores won a championship ring when the Cardinals won the 2006 World Series, defeating the Detroit Tigers four games to one. Flores appeared in seven games in the 2006 postseason, throwing 523 innings without giving up an earned run.

On February 10, 2009, Flores signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Colorado Rockies.[1] Flores and his wife, Lindsey, reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.[2]

He made the Opening day roster, and gave the Rockies a season in which he pitched 27.1 innings, striking out 18 batters for a 2.96 ERA, having a record of 2-0, and a 1.28 WHIP before being designated for assignment on August 20, 2010. Jonathan Herrera was called up to replace him.[3]

He was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins on August 25, 2010.[4] On February 10, 2011, he was signed to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training by the San Diego Padres. He opted out of his contract on May 15.[5] Flores signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on May 17.[6]

He was released by the Yankees on August 2, 2011 and immediately signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was released by the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, after asking for his release.

Personal[edit]

His brother Ron was also a Major League Baseball pitcher.

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