July 31, 1975 |
|April 23, 2002 for the Texas Rangers|
Last MLB appearance
|September 27, 2010 for the Minnesota Twins|
|Earned run average||4.61|
Career highlights and awards
Early life and career
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.
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 52⁄3 innings without giving up an earned run.
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.
He was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins on August 25, 2010. 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. Flores signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on May 17.
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.
His brother Ron was also a Major League Baseball pitcher.
- Troy Renck (2000-02-10). "Rockies sign former Cardinal Flores". denverpost.com. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
- Randy Flores Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights
- Denver Post http://blogs.denverpost.com/rockies/2010/08/19/rockies-designate-flores-for-assignment-bring-up-herrera/4595/
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- Randy Flores Opts Out Of Contract, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 15, 2011.
- Yankees Sign Randy Flores, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 17, 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)