Ramón Cabrera (baseball)

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Ramón Cabrera
Free agent
Catcher
Born: (1989-11-05) November 5, 1989 (age 28)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 2015, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average .264
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 26
Teams

Ramón Salvador Cabrera (born November 5, 1989) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds.

Career[edit]

In November 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates added Cabrera to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.[1] On December 5, 2012, Cabrera was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Andy Oliver.[2] He was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on August 13, 2014.[3] The Pirates released Cabrera on November 24, 2014.[4]

Cabrera signed with the Reds organization in 2015, and played for the Louisville Bats of the Class AAA International League.[5] The Reds promoted Cabrera to the major leagues on September 1, 2015.[6] He made his major league debut on September 5.[7] On November 28, 2016, Cabrera was designated for assignment.[8] He was non-tendered on December 2.

On January 12, 2017, Cabrera signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins that included an invitation to spring training.[9] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pirates set 40-man roster". MLB.com. November 20, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ Iott, Chris (December 5, 2012). "Detroit Tigers trade left-hander Andy Oliver to Pittsburgh Pirates for catcher Ramon Cabrera". MLive.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tigers call up Farmer from Double-A for start". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014. ...Erie catcher Ramon Cabrera was claimed off waivers by the Pirates 
  4. ^ Charlie Wilmoth. "Pirates release Ramon Cabrera". Bucs Dugout. 
  5. ^ Jonathan Lintner, @JonathanLintner (28 August 2015). "Louisville Bats catcher Ramon Cabrera kicks his hitting up a notch". The Courier-Journal. 
  6. ^ Lintner, Jonathan (September 1, 2015). "Bats' Cabrera, Contreras promoted to Reds". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ramón Cabrera debutó en las Mayores en la derrota de los Rojos". El Universal (in Spanish). September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ Adams, Steve (November 28, 2016). "Reds Claim Juan Graterol, Gabriel Guerrero Off Waivers". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved November 28, 2016. 
  9. ^ Adams, Steve (January 12, 2017). "Marlins Sign Ramon Cabrera To Minor League Deal". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 

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