Max Ramirez batting in a July 13, 2008 game
|Saraperos de Saltillo – No. 20|
|Catcher/ First baseman|
October 11, 1984 |
|June 22, 2008, for the Texas Rangers|
(through 2011 Season)
|Runs batted in||17|
|World Baseball Classic|
|2009 Los Angeles||Team|
Maximiliano R. Ramírez (born October 11, 1984) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican Baseball League. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers.
- 1 Baseball career
- 2 See also
- 3 References
- 4 External links
In 2002 Ramírez was signed as an international undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves.
After the 2008 season ended, Ramírez played in the Venezuelan Winter League for the La Guaira Sharks. In 50 games, he batted .298 with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, and 42 runs scored en route to winning the Rookie of the Year Award over fellow catcher Pablo Sandoval.
Going into the 2010 MLB season Ramírez was rated as the Rangers 11th best prospect by Baseball America.
After the Texas Rangers signed Arthur Rhodes on January 4, 2011, Ramirez was placed on waivers to clear a spot on the 40 man roster. The Boston Red Sox claimed him on January 5. He was claimed off waivers again on January 10, this time by the Chicago Cubs. Ramirez was released on May 6.
San Francisco Giants
Kansas City Royals
Ramírez signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals on December 13, 2011. He posted a .300/.374/.473 batting line with 17 homers and 77 RBIs for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers in 2012, but failed to earn a Major League callup.
On October 18, 2012, Ramírez re-signed with the Royals on a minor league deal for the 2013 season.
The Cincinnati Reds signed Ramirez to a minor league deal on November 8, 2013. On May 22, 2014, Ramirez was released by the Reds.
Second stint with the Royals
Broncos de Reynosa
Toros de Tijuana
On May 18, 2016, Ramirez was traded to the Toros de Tijuana. He was released on June 13, 2016.
Sugar Land Skeeters
Saraperos de Saltillo
- T. R. Sullivan (2009-01-13). "Rangers' Ramirez wins Venezuelan ROY". MLB.com. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- Lowell has torn thumb ligament ESPN.com
- Max Ramirez signs with Astros after being let go by Rangers, Red Sox, and Cubs, NBC Sports, May 10, 2011.
- Dierkes, Tim. "Minor Moves: Ramirez, Dopirak, Redding, Williams". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
- Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Giants Sign Max Ramirez". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 22 June 2011.