Ramón Flores (baseball)

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Ramón Flores
Ramon Flores runs bases spring 2015.jpg
Flores with the New York Yankees
Minnesota Twins
Born: (1992-03-26) March 26, 1992 (age 27)
Barinas, Barinas, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 30, 2015, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Batting average.204
Home runs2
Runs batted in20

Ramón Flores (born March 26, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder in the Minnesota Twins organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, and Los Angeles Angels.

Professional 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 (PCL). 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]

Los Angeles Angels[edit]

On November 15, 2016, Flores signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels organization.[11] He played for the Salt Lake Bees of the PCL, and the Angels promoted him to the major leagues on August 1.[12]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On January 11, 2018, Flores signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. On March 26, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox[13]. He was released on July 4, 2018.

Somerset Patriots[edit]

On July 6, 2018, Flores signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He re-signed with the team for the 2019 season.

Minnesota Twins[edit]

On July 31, 2019, Flores had his contract purchased by the Minnesota Twins and was assigned to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.[14]

See also[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
  11. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 21, 2016). "Minor League Transactions: Nov 12-18". baseballamerica.com. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  12. ^ http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/01/angels-notes-cameron-maybin-nearly-ready-to-return/
  13. ^ Todd, Jeff (March 27, 2018). "Minor MLB Transactions: 3/26/18". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Patriots OF Ramon Flores' Contract Purchased by Twins". Somerset Patriots. Retrieved July 31, 2019.

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