Ray Olmedo

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Ray Olmedo
Ray Olmedo on August 29, 2012.jpg
Olmedo with the Chicago White Sox
Free agent
Born: (1981-05-31) May 31, 1981 (age 35)
Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 25, 2003, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .230
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 27

Rainer Gustavo Olmedo (born May 31, 1981) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox. He is a switch-hitter who throws right-handed.


Cincinnati Reds[edit]

Olmedo was originally signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an undrafted free agent on January 21, 1999. He made his Major League debut on May 25, 2003 against the Florida Marlins, striking out as a pinch hitter. He made his first start the next day, against the Atlanta Braves and was hitless in 4 at-bats with 2 strikeouts. He recorded his first Major League hit when he went 3 for 4 against the Marlins on June 1. In parts of 4 seasons with the Reds, he appeared in 171 games and hit .228. He hit 2 home runs with the Reds, the first was on September 23, 2005 against Aquilino López of the Philadelphia Phillies and the second was on September 18, 2006 against Roy Oswalt of the Houston Astros.

Olmedo during his tenure with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007 spring training.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

He was selected off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on January 19, 2007. He appeared in 27 games for the Blue Jays, hitting only .216.

Pittsburgh Pirates/Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

On February 1, 2008, Olmedo was claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

On February 26, 2008, Olmedo was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies.[1] On March 28, he was sent outright to the minors, but declined the assignment and became a free agent.

Washington Nationals[edit]

Olmedo signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on March 29, 2008. He played in 108 games with the AAA Columbus Clippers, hitting .252.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays in December. In 115 games with the Durham Bulls, he hit .250.

Texas Rangers/Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On December 16, 2009, Olmedo signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.

On March 22, 2010, Olmedo was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers from the Rangers for defensive catcher Matt Treanor. He hit .284 in 114 games for the AAA Nashville Sounds. He filed for free agency after the 2010 season.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On January 7, 2011, Olmedo signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Back with Durham, he hit .260 in 124 games.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

After the season, he became a free agent and on December 1, 2011, he signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. On July 29, 2012, he was called up from the Triple-A Charlotte Knights. On October 10, 2012, he was outrighted to Charlotte and elected free agency.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

Olmedo signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays on January 6, 2014. He became a free agent after the 2014 season.


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