Fuentes with Diamondbacks, 2017
|Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 14|
February 12, 1991 |
|August 26, 2013, for the San Diego Padres|
(through June 13, 2017)
|Runs batted in||8|
|Representing Puerto Rico|
|World Baseball Classic|
|2017 Los Angeles||Team|
Reymond Fuentes (born February 12, 1991) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the San Diego Padres and Kansas City Royals.
On December 6, 2010, he was traded to the San Diego Padres along with Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly, and Eric Patterson for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Fuentes was ranked between the sixth and 10th best prospect in the Red Sox organization.
Fuentes spent 2011 with the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm where he hit .275 in 510 at-bats and stole 41 bases. In 2012, he played 134 games in center field with the Double-A San Antonio Missions where his average dropped to .218 in 473 at-bats. Fuentes again opened 2013 with the Missions and raised his average to .316 with 6 home runs and 29 stolen bases in 93 games, spending time at all 3 outfield positions. He was promoted to the Triple-A Tucson Padres on August 10 where he collected 23 hits in 14 games before his Major League call-up.
San Diego Padres
Fuentes was called up to the Major Leagues from Triple-A on August 26, 2013, and started in center field that night. He remained with the team for the remainder of the year, making six more starts in center and appearing in a total of 23 games. He collected 5 hits in 33 at-bats and also had 3 stolen bases.
Kansas City Royals
On November 20, 2014 Fuentes was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Kyle Bartsch. Fuentes was selected to start in right field for the Royals in their first game of their 2016 season. After clearing waivers, Fuentes was released by the Royals on September 14, 2016.
In December 2016, Fuentes signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was called up to the Diamondbacks on May 16, 2017 and was inserted into the starting line-up the same day. He hit his first MLB home run on June 18, 2017, in the 10th inning of a tie game with the Philadelphia Phillies against Jeanmar Gómez; the Diamondbacks won 5–4.
World Baseball Classic (Puerto Rico)
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- Player watch
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