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  • SS
  • B/T: L/R
  • 5' 11"/195

Ramon Vazquez MLB Career Stats

.254 22 176 20 .678

Ramon Vazquez Bio

  • Full Name: Ramon Luis Vazquez
  • Born: 8/21/1976 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico
  • Draft: 1995, Seattle Mariners, 27th rd. (734th overall)
  • College: Indian Hills CC, IA
  • Debut: September 7, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/4/2009
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MLB Career Stats 1951 244 496 22 176 20 .254 .328 .678


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PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2001 Tacoma PCL

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Season 3B Rank
2002 5 17th in NL

Ramon Vazquez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2011 2B Ramon Vazquez elected free agency.
August 16, 2011 2B Ramon Vazquez assigned to New Orleans Zephyrs from Florida Marlins.
August 15, 2011 Florida Marlins signed free agent 2B Ramon Vazquez to a minor league contract.
July 22, 2011 Las Vegas 51s released 2B Ramon Vazquez.
June 15, 2011 2B Ramon Vazquez assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
June 14, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent 2B Ramon Vazquez to a minor league contract.
June 1, 2011 Memphis Redbirds released 2B Ramon Vazquez.
April 6, 2011 2B Ramon Vazquez assigned to Memphis Redbirds.
February 28, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster 3B Ramon Vazquez to spring training.
July 19, 2010 Round Rock Express released SS Ramon Vazquez.
June 24, 2010 Round Rock Express signed free agent SS Ramon Vazquez.
June 16, 2010 Tacoma Rainiers released SS Ramon Vazquez.
April 24, 2010 SS Ramon Vazquez assigned to Tacoma Rainiers from Seattle Mariners.
April 19, 2010 Seattle Mariners signed free agent SS Ramon Vazquez to a minor league contract.
April 4, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates designated SS Ramon Vazquez for assignment.

Ramon Luis Vazquez Bio Info

Ramon Luis Vazquez...Wife's name is Griselda...Has two children; son Nomar (5/10/04) and daughter Sofia (9/8/06)...Is a 1994 graduate of Barrio Valle Real High School in Cidra, Puerto Rico...Also attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa...He and his wife participated in both the Miracle League Grand Opening and the Pirates Wives Build-A-Bear Workshop for the Homeless Children's Initiative during the 2009 season. 2009 Made 28 appearances (21 starts) at shortstop and 22 appearances (18 starts) at second base and 14 appearances (nine starts) at third base in first season with Pirates...Was also Pittsburgh's mostused pinch hitter, going 10-for-42 (.238) with two walks and two RBI...Hit .303 in May and .270 (20-for-74) after his first 35 games thru 6/4, but .208 (27-for-130) in final 66 contests...Made first appearance with Pirates on Opening Day; played final three innings at third base and went 1-for-2 at the plate on 4/6 at St. Louis...Picked up first RBI on 4/19 vs. Atlanta; was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded...Snapped 0-for-12 streak with a single on 4/25 at San Diego...Went 8-for-18 (.444) in final 10 games in May and finished month with a .303 batting average in 17 games...Tied career high with four hits (seventh time) while starting at shortstop on 6/4 vs. New York; also swiped lone base on 6/4...Made eight straight starts from 7/1-8 and went 5-for-25 with two RBI...Connected off Chris Volstad for only home run on 7/3 at Florida...Had two hits and two RBI in start at shortstop on 7/24 at Arizona...Doubled as a pinch hitter and scored a run on 8/17 vs. Milwaukee...Reached base safely all five starts (four at third base and one at second base) during the month of August...Also went 4-for-12 (.333) as a pinch hitter in August...Picked up an RBI on 9/8 vs. Chicago - his first since 7/24...Also had RBI-doubles on 9/12 at Houston and 9/14 at Los Angeles...Was limited to pinch hitting duties from 9/19- 29 due to discomfort in right knee (results of MRI taken on 9/21 revealed no surgical problems)...Started two of the last three games at shortstop...Singled as a pinch hitter in final at bat on 10/4 at Cincinnati. 2008 Spent entire season with Texas...Made 70 appearances (60 starts) at third base, 26 appearances (11 starts) at shortstop, 11 appearances (seven starts) at second base and one appearance at first base (5/22 at Minnesota)...Set a career high in RBI...Batted .310 and hit all six home runs off right-handed pitchers...Produced .353 average while hitting with runners on base, going 49-for-133 with three home runs and 37 RBI...Assumed starting role at third base on 4/26 following Hank Blalock's injury...Batted .368 in May, the second-highest average among American League players...Tallied seasonhigh four hits on 5/8 at Seattle...Hit first career walkoff home run on 5/12; connected off Seattle's Brandon Morrow in 13-12, 10-inning victory...Went 3-for-4 with three doubles on 5/23 at Cleveland (Texas had club-record nine doubles in the game)...Tied career high with four hits, which included a walkoff double, and matched season high with four RBI on 7/29 vs. Seattle...Went 4-for-5 with four RBI and three errors in game on 7/29 to become first Major League player since San Francisco's Bob Brenly to have at least three hits, three RBI and three errors in the same game (Brenly had four errors, three hits and four RBI on 9/14/86 vs. Atlanta)...Appeared in just 12 of the last 31 games, beginning on 8/25, and started 22 games after the All-Star break due to the return of Blalock...Was signed by Pittsburgh on 12/12. 2005 Spent the majority of the 2nd half of the season as the Tribe's utility infielder after being acquired from Boston on July 7... Following his acquisition he was optioned to AAA Buffalo where he hit .214 (18-84) with 3 2B, 1 3B & 4RBI in 21 games and appeared in 17 games at shortstop, 3 games at second base and 1 game at third... Was recalled from Buffalo on August 2nd and spent the remainder of the season with the Indians...With the Indians he appeared in 2 games/starts at shortstop and 8 games at second base (4GS)...Combined on the season he hit .212 (18-85) w/5 2B, 0HR & 5RBI between Boston and Cleveland... Opened the season on Boston's Major League roster, batting .197 (12-61) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles and 4 RBI in 27 games...Vazquez appeared in 11 games (6GS) at shortstop, 8 games (6GS) at third base and 3 games (3GS) at second base for the Sox... Was optioned to AAA Pawtucket on July 4th but was acquired by the Indians prior to him appearing in a game... Was 6 for his last 34 at the big league level...Collected 1st RBI as an Indian on Sept. 17 vs. Kansas City...Best game with Cleveland came on August 24 at Tampa Bay in a spot start in place of Peralta (2-4, 2RS, 2B)...Was acquired by Boston in the off-season from San Diego in a deal that included Jay Payton and Dave Roberts...Signed by Cleveland on October 28th to avoid arbitration. 2004 Made the Padres' Opening Day roster as a utility infielder, appearing in 22 games (8 starts) before being placed on the disabled list May 21 with a right oblique strain...rehabbed at Triple-A Portland June 10-17, hitting a pair of home runs and collecting 5 RBI in 8 games...rejoined the Padres and appeared in 5 games June 20-30 before being optioned to Portland to make room for righthander Ricky Stone in the bullpen...batted .360 (31-for-86) in 25 August contests for the Beavers leading up to a promotion back to San Diego on September 1...played in 25 of the Padres' final 31 games (13 starts) and hit .324 (22-for-68)...batted .235 (27-for-115) in 52 games (24 starts) overall with the big league club and .299 (55-for-184) with 21 doubles, 8 home runs, 34 RBI and 36 runs in 53 games with Portland...hit .351 (13-for-37) with 3 walks and 6 runs in 13 games (8 starts) in the leadoff spot for the Padres...was 10-for-32 (.313) with 2 doubles, a triple and 3 walks when leading off an inning...San Diego went 29-23 in his 52 games played.

VERSATILITY: For the Padres, played 22 games at shortstop, 10 at second base, 9 at third and 3 at first...committed only one error in 110 total chances for a .991 fielding percentage...in Portland, played 46 games at second base, 4 at third and 4 at shortstop.

AT PORTLAND: Hit .417 (30-for-72) with 11 doubles, 5 home runs and 31 RBI with runners on base...batted .366 (15-for-41) with 24 RBI with runners in scoring position...cracked 2 homers and collected 5 RBI August 15 vs. Salt Lake, stroking a walk-off 2-run blast to give Portland a 9-8 win...hit a first-inning 2-run homer August 19 vs. Sacramento that held up in the Beavers' 2-0 victory. 2003 Played 116 games for the Padres as the club's primary shortstop, starting 102 times at the position while missing 33 games in June and July with a strained abdominal muscle...Set career highs with 56 runs, 52 walks and 10 stolen bases...Tied for 8th in the majors with 20 walks in March/April...Hit .309 (21-for-68) in 19 games in June...scored a career-best 4 runs 8/12 at Atlanta...Collected a career-high 4 hits for a 2nd time 9/24 vs. LA. 2002 Spent the entire season with the Padres, batting .274 (116-for-423) with 21 doubles, 5 triples, 2 homers and 32 RBI in 128 games...ranked among National League rookies in most offensive categories, including batting average (3rd), hits (3rd), total bases (3rd with 153), doubles (3rd), walks (3rd with 45), on-base percentage (3rd at .344) and extra-base hits (tied for 3rd with 28)...start ed the year slow ly, going 19-for-101 (.188) through May before break ing out with a team-leading .328 average during the month of June...hit .295 (78-for-264) the rest of the way to finish at .274.

IN THE BEGINNING: Started Opening Day at third base in place of an ailing Sean Burroughs, becoming the first Padre rook ie to make the Opening Day line up since first baseman Dave Staton in 1994...went 1-for-3, earn ing his first National League hit with a 5th-inning single off Arizona's Randy Johnson.

STREAKER: Hit safely in a career best 9 consecutive games June 1-12, going 14-for-29 (.483) with a double, triple, homer and 6 RBI...matched it with another 9-game hitting streak August 3-13...both streaks ended with pinch-hit appearances in his 10th game.

A GRAND TIME: Connected for his first ca reer grand slam on June 7 at Tampa Bay, giving the Padres a 4-1 lead in the 2nd inning and an eventual 7-1 victory...the slam was also his first career hom er and came in his 147th career at-bat...became the 4th Padre in 34 NL seasons whose first career homer was a grand slam, joining Mike Corkins, Luis Lopez and Ray Holbert on the exclusive list...finished the year with a 5-for-10 (.500) mark with the bases loaded...12 of his 32 RBI came with the bases full...hit his 2nd and only other roundtripper of 2002 September 24 at San Fran cisco off Russ Ortiz.

THE RIGHT WAY: Batted 140 points higher off right-handed pitch ers (.297, 105-for-353) than against lefthanders (.157, 11-for-70)...43 of his 45 walks were off righties, leading to a .373 on-base per cent age.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Had a career-high 4 hits in a 7-1 win July 7 at Colorado...duplicated the 4-hit feat on September 20 vs. Los Angeles...finished with 30 multiple-hit games, including 21 following the All-Star break to tie him for 4th on the club with Phil Nevin...batted .326 with a team-leading 8 doubles in August...owned a .402 on-base percentage and a .432 slugging per cent age during the month...went 7-for-9 (78 percent) in stolen base attempts, ranking 3rd on the Padres behind Mark Kotsay and Gene Kingsale...hit .375 (18-for-48) when swinging on the first pitch and .261 (98-for-375) from the 2nd pitch on.

IN THE FIELD: Was the lone Padre to start 10 or more games at second base, third and shortstop...spent most of his time at second following the July 12 trade of D'Angelo Jimenez, posting a .985 fielding percentage (5 errors in 326 total chances)...overall, compiled a .986 fielding percentage (7 E/491 TC) between the 3 positions. 2001 Was named a Baseball America Triple-A All-Star, and started at shortstop for the PCL All-Stars, batting .300 with 28 doubles, 79 RBI and 85 runs in 127 games for Tacoma in his 6th and final season in the Mariners organization...Tabbed the No. 7 prospect in the league by Baseball America, as well as the league's most exciting player in its annual Best Tools survey of managers...Made only 12 errors in 126 games at shortstop, posting a .979 fielding percentage to break a 39-year-old franchise record for shortstops...Ranked 3rd in the league with 76 walks and posted a team-best .397 on-base percentage...Reached safely via hit or walk in 112 of 127 games... Went 5-for-5 April 8 at Las Vegas...was 10-for-16 (.625) with a homer and 23 RBI with the bases loaded...Made his major league debut 9/7 vs. Baltimore with an 8th-inning pinch-hit single off Ryan Kohlmeier in his first at-bat... After going 1-for-14 (.071) in his first 10 games, was 7-for-21 (.333) in his final 7 contests...Made one post-season appearance, as a defensive replacement in Game 3 of the ALDS vs. Cleveland...Played for Caguas of the Puerto Rican Winter League and was named the league's MVP...Hit .361 with 4 homers and 30 RBI in 52 games...Led the league in batting and on-base percentage (.452). 2000 Earned All-Star honors for the first time in his career, batting .286 with 25 doubles and 58 runs in 127 games for AA New Haven...Started at shortstop for the Eastern League All-Star squad. 1999 Made his Double-A debut, batting .258 with 5 homers and 45 RBI at New Haven...appeared in 67 games at shortstop, 44 at third base and 16 at second base. 1998 Hit .276 with 72 RBI and 15 steals for A Lancaster...Ranked 4th in the Cal League with a career-best 81 walks... Fanned once every 8.44 at-bats (66 K's in 468 AB's), 5th-best in the league...Hit in 13 straight 8/12-26, going 24-for-59 (.409). 1997 After managing one homer in 9 games over his first 2 pro seasons, slammed 8 long balls in 131 games for Single-A Wisconsin...his 5 triples and 16 stolen bases were both career highs. 1996 Played 54 games for Single-A Everett, Triple-A Tacoma and Single-A Wisconsin in his first full professional season...was with Everett June 18-July 24...was promoted to Tacoma July 24-August 30...finished the season at Wisconsin August 30-September 2. 1995 Made his professional debut, appearing in 9 games for Peoria of the Arizona Rookie League.