Ramón Flores (baseball)

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Ramón Flores
Ramon Flores runs bases spring 2015.jpg
Flores with the New York Yankees
Milwaukee Brewers
Outfielder
Born: (1992-03-26) March 26, 1992 (age 24)
Barinas, Barinas, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 30, 2015, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through August 18, 2016)
Batting average .206
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 19
Teams

Ramón Flores (born March 26, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the New York Yankees.

Career[edit]

New York Yankees[edit]

The New York Yankees signed Flores as an international free agent in 2008.[1] Flores had a .302 batting average for the Tampa Yankees of the Class-A Advanced Florida State League in 2012, and the Yankees added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[2]

In the first game of the 2015 season, with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League, Flores hit for the cycle.[3]

The Yankees promoted Flores to the major leagues on May 29, 2015.[4] On May 30, in his first major league game, he started in left field against the Oakland Athletics.[5] The Yankees optioned Flores to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 10 when Brendan Ryan was activated from the disabled list.[6] On June 21, 2015, the Yankees called Flores back up to cover for the injured Mason Williams

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On July 30, 2015, the Yankees traded Flores and José Ramírez to the Seattle Mariners for Dustin Ackley.[7] The Mariners assigned him to the Tacoma Rainiers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. Flores batted .423 in 14 games for Tacoma, before he broke and dislocated his right ankle in August, and missed the remainder of the season.[8]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On November 20, 2015, the Mariners traded Flores to the Milwaukee Brewers for Luis Sardiñas.[9] Flores made the Brewers opening day roster after a strong spring training. On May 21, 2016, Flores homered for the first time off Jacob deGrom at Citi Field. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Sickels. "Yankees promote prospect Ramon Flores to major leagues". Minor League Ball. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Yankees claim RHP Mickey Storey off waivers" (Press release). Newyork.yankees.mlb.com. November 20, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Josh (April 10, 2015). "Yankees' Flores hits for cycle on Opening Day". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ Krest, Shawn (May 29, 2015). "Yankees place Slade Heathcott on DL, call up Ramon Flores". CBSSports.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ "After 7 years in minors, this Yankee finally makes MLB debut". New York Post. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Yankees demote rookie in favor of Brendan Ryan's sub-.200 bat - New York Post". New York Post. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ Stecker, Brent (July 30, 2015). "Mariners trade OF Dustin Ackley to Yankees for prospects". 710 ESPN Seattle. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ Divish, Ryan (August 15, 2015). "With Ramon Flores injured, September call-up candidate list expands". Seattle Times. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://marinersblog.mlblogs.com/2015/11/20/mariners-acquire-inf-luis-sardinas-from-milwaukee/
  10. ^ http://host.madison.com/wsj/sports/baseball/professional/brewers-blaine-boyer-ramon-flores-make-opening-day-roster/article_1111dfe5-38b6-5d8c-b960-2fb82161ecb8.html

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