Ramón Castro (third baseman)

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Ramón Castro
Ramón Castro (30-05-2013, ritagliato).jpg
Tenure with Rimini Baseball Club
Kansas City Royals
Born: (1979-10-23) October 23, 1979 (age 37)
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 21, 2004, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 26, 2004, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through 2008 season)
Batting average .133
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 3
Ramón Castro
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Representing  Venezuela
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Cartagena Team

Ramón Alfredo Castro Muñoz (born October 23, 1979 in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan infielder in the Kansas City Royals organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics.

Baseball career[edit]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Castro was originally signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves in 1996. After six years in their minor league system, he was granted free agency.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Castro signed with the Oakland Athletics in 2003. He was called up from the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats and made his MLB debut on June 22, 2004 as a Pinch Hitter for Bobby Crosby. He played in his final game as a Defensive Replacement at Shortstop for Bobby Crosby for the Athletics a month later on July 26, 2004. He Wore #47 & played in nine games for the Athletics. With Sacramento, Castro batted .233 (27-for-116) with one home run, 15 RBI, 15 runs, eight doubles, two triples and one stolen base. With the Athletics, he hit .133 (2-for-15) with three RBI, one run, and one double in nine games.

Washington Nationals[edit]

In 2005, Castro played in the Washington Nationals organization, but was suspended 105 games in July and fined an undisclosed amount for violating the steroids policy.[1]

Newark Bears[edit]

He previously played for the Newark Bears from 2007 to 2008, being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Atlantic League All-Star Game after hitting two home runs.[2] In 2008, he hit .352 with 23 home runs and 84 RBI.

San Francisco Giants[edit]

On June 26, 2009 Castro signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.[3]

Guerreros de Oaxaca[edit]

He played in five games with the Guerreros de Oaxaca in 2010.

York Revolution[edit]

Castro set Revolution season records in 2010 with a .339 batting average, 37 doubles and a .437 on-base percentage, ranking second in the Atlantic League in all three categories. His performance earned him First Team Atlantic League All-Star honors for the third time in his career. The Valencia, Venezuela native also had a 68-game errorless streak from May 15, 2010 through July 29, 2010. Then, he went on to bat .375 in the 2010 postseason. His final highlight was driving in the championship-clinching run on a tenth-inning sacrifice fly during Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Bridgeport Bluefish.

Rimini Baseball Club[edit]

Castro batted .328 (397-for-1396) in 1,396 Atlantic League games before joining the Rimini BBC in 2013.

Bridgeport Bluefish[edit]

Castro signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish for the 2014 season. Castro played in 127 games for the Bluefish.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

On March 24, 2015, Castro signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals for the 2015 season.

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