RAMON VAZQUEZ
IF, Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB: Devil Rays v Rangers August 11,2007
Age: 33
Born: August 21, 1976
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 170
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 27th Round, 734th Overall, 1995
How Acquired: Free Agent
College: Indian Hills CC, Iowa
Agent: Octagon

RELEASED

SCOUTING REPORT
Vazquez enters the 2010 season in the second year of his two year contract with the Pirates, and that contract may be the only thing potentially keeping him on the roster.  Vazquez had a down year in 2009, with a .230 average and a .614 OPS off the bench, a far cry from his 2008 numbers with the Texas Rangers.  With the off-season addition of Bobby Crosby to the bench, plus Delwyn Young’s ability to cover second base, there isn’t much of a spot for Vazquez.  Unless Crosby, Young, or Ronny Cedeno gets hurt in Spring Training, Vazquez would provide the Pirates’ bench with excess infield depth, which is a problem considering the amount of outfielders who could be more effective with that final bench spot.

STATS
MAJORS:

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MINORS:

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CONTRACT INFORMATION
Current Contract:

2 years/$4 M



2009: $1,750,000
2010: $2,000,000

Other Details:

  • $250,000 signing bonus

Previous Contracts:

Team Control Years



2002: $205,000
2003: $315,000
2004: $342,500
2005: $700,000
2006: $700,000
2007: $550,000
2008: $810,000

Other Details:
  • Earned $40,000 in performance bonuses in 2007.

PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 1995
MLB Debut: 9/7/2001
MLB FA Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 0 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 7.026

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS
2000: Eastern League All-Star SS
2001: AAA All-Star SS
2001: Pacific League All-Star SS
2002: Winter League All-Star SS
Baseball America

2002: #92 MLB, #9 SD

TRANSACTIONS
June 1, 1995: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round, 734th overall pick.
June 26, 1995: Signed by the Seattle Mariners to a minor league contract.
December 11, 2001: Acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Seattle Mariners along with Tom Lampkin and Brett Tomko in exchange for Alex Arias, Ben Davis, and Wascar Serrano.
December 20, 2004: Acquired by the Boston Red Sox from the San Diego Padres along with David Pauley and Jay Payton in exchange for Dave Roberts.
July 7, 2005: Acquired by the Cleveland Indians from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Alex Cora.
November 17, 2006: Signed with the Texas Rangers as a free agent.
December 12, 2008: Signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent.
April 4, 2010: Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 8, 2010: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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