Horacio Ramírez

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Horacio Ramírez
HoratioRamirezWindeup.jpg
Ramírez with the Seattle Mariners
Toros de Tijuana – No. 62
Pitcher / Coach
Born: (1979-11-24) November 24, 1979 (age 37)
Carson, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Professional debut
MLB: April 2, 2003, for the Atlanta Braves
KBO: May 3, 2012, for the Kia Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 40–35
Earned run average 4.65
Strikeouts 318
KBO statistics
Win–loss record 2–1
Earned run average 3.86
Strikeouts 5
Teams

Horacio Ramírez (born November 24, 1979) is an American baseball pitcher and former coach for the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League. His parents emigrated from Jalostotitlan, Jalisco, Mexico. He also played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and in the KBO League for the Kia Tigers.

Baseball career[edit]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

He made his debut for the Atlanta Braves in 2003, when he had a 4.00 ERA over 29 starts. At the end of his rookie season, he was selected to the Baseball Digest All-Star Rookie team. He got off to an excellent start in 2004 with a 2.39 ERA in the first nine starts, before he suffered a shoulder injury, initially thought minor, but which eventually sidelined him for the rest of the season, except for one September relief appearance.

In 2005, Ramírez finished with a record of 11-9 and an ERA of 4.63. He pitched over 200 innings for the first time in his career. He remained in the Braves' rotation in 2006 as the number 3 starter.

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On December 6, 2006, the Atlanta Braves traded Ramírez to the Seattle Mariners for right-handed relief pitcher, Rafael Soriano.[1][2]

In his lone season with Seattle, he had an ERA of 7.16 in 20 starts despite having a record of 8-7.

On March 12, 2008, Ramírez was released by the Mariners.[3]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

On May 21, he signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals.[4] He pitched in 15 games for the Royals out of the bullpen, sporting a 2.59 ERA.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On August 9, 2008, Ramírez was traded to the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Paulo Orlando.[5]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

On December 11, 2008, Ramírez signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Royals[4] On June 6, he was designated for assignment by the Royals.[6]

Washington Nationals[edit]

After his release from Kansas City, on June 15, 2009, Ramírez signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.[7]

San Francisco Giants[edit]

On February 1, 2010, Ramírez signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.[8]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

On March 11, 2011, Ramírez signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

On July 20, 2011, the Angels purchased Ramírez's contract.[9] He worked out of the bullpen once again but was not effective, allowing 16 hits in 9 innings and having an ERA over 5.00 in the process. The Angels released him after the season.

Kia Tigers[edit]

On February 20, 2012, Ramírez signed with Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization.[10][11]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On August 17, 2012, Ramirez signed with the Chicago Cubs after being released by the Kia Tigers.[12]

World Baseball Classic[edit]

On January 18, 2013, Ramirez was part of the Mexico roster in the World Baseball Classic.[13]

Lancaster Barnstormers[edit]

On June 14, 2013, Ramirez signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers.[14]

Return to Atlanta Braves as a coach[edit]

On March 10, 2014, the Braves announced that Ramirez would be joining their coaching staff as a coaching assistant. He was brought on to assist the coaching staff with on-field duties prior to games and manage the Braves instant replay protocol from an off-field location during games.[15]

Toros de Tijuana[edit]

On March 5, 2016, Ramirez signed with the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican Baseball League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mariners acquire left-handed starter Horacio Ramirez from Atlanta". MLB.com. December 7, 2006. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "M's get Ramirez… Horacio Ramirez, that is". KOMO News. Associated Press. December 6, 2006. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mariners release left-handed pitcher Horacio Ramirez". MLB.com. March 12, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Royals sign pitchers Horacio Ramirez and Doug Waechter to one-year deals for 2009". MLB.com. December 11, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ Just, David (August 9, 2008). "White Sox acquire Horacio Ramirez". MLB.com. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Eight is enough; Royals stop skid". Topeka Capital-Journal. June 6, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ Biel, Steven (June 15, 2009). "Nationals Sign Horacio Ramirez". Bleacher Report. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ Dierkes, Tim (February 1, 2010). "Giants Sign Horacio Ramirez". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ Pouliot, Matthew (July 20, 2011). "Horacio Ramirez resurfaces in majors with Angels". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "South Korea: Former MLB Pitcher Horacio Ramirez Signs with Kia Tigers". baseballdewolr.com. February 23, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ Polishuk, Mark (February 20, 2012). "Horacio Ramirez Signs With KBO's Kia Tigers". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ Links, Zach (August 16, 2012). "Cubs Sign Horacio Ramirez". MLB Trade Rumors. 
  13. ^ Jaffe, Jay (February 22, 2013). "No shortage of familiar names on World Baseball Classic rosters". SI.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Barnstormers Sigh Horacio Ramirez". Lancaster Barnstormers. June 14, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Braves Name Horacio Ramirez to Coaching Position". MLB.com. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 

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