Ramírez with the Seattle Mariners
|Toros de Tijuana – No. 62|
|Pitcher / Coach|
Born: November 24, 1979|
|MLB: April 2, 2003, for the Atlanta Braves|
|KBO: May 3, 2012, for the Kia Tigers|
|Earned run average||4.65|
|Earned run average||3.86|
Horacio Ramírez (born November 24, 1979) is an American baseball pitcher and former coach for the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican Baseball League. His parents emigrated from Jalostotitlan, Jalisco, Mexico. He also played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) for the Kia Tigers.
He made his debut for the Atlanta Braves in 2003, when he had a solid 4.00 ERA over 29 starts. At the end of his rookie season, he was selected to the Baseball Digest All-Star Rookie team. He got off to an excellent start in 2004 with a 2.39 ERA in the first nine starts, before he suffered a shoulder injury, initially thought minor, but which eventually sidelined him for the rest of the season, except for one September relief appearance.
In his lone season with Seattle, he had an ERA of 7.16 in 20 starts despite having a record of 8-7.
On March 12, 2008, Ramírez was released by the Mariners.
Kansas City Royals
On May 21, he signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals. He pitched in 15 games for the Royals out of the bullpen, sporting a 2.59 ERA.
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
On December 11, 2008, Ramírez signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Royals On June 6, he was designated for assignment by the Royals.
After his release from Kansas City, on June 15, 2009, Ramírez signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.
San Francisco Giants
On February 1, 2010, Ramírez signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
On March 11, 2011, Ramírez signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
On July 20, 2011, the Angels purchased Ramírez's contract. He worked out of the bullpen once again but was not effective, allowing 16 hits in 9 innings and having an ERA over 5.00 in the process. The Angels released him after the season.
World Baseball Classic
Return to Atlanta Braves as a coach
On March 10, 2014, the Braves announced that Ramirez would be joining their coaching staff as a coaching assistant. He was brought on to assist the coaching staff with on-field duties prior to games and manage the Braves instant replay protocol from an off-field location during games.
Toros de Tijuana
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Ramírez The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization