Wednesday, July 28, 2010
2003 Donruss Team Heroes, Ramon Vasquez
#418 Ramon Vasquez
Here is another Padrograph that Rod sent me almost two years ago and it is of journeyman infielder, Ramon Vasquez. Ramon has played for six Major League teams throughout his career, including the Mariners, Padres, Red Sox, Indians, Rangers, and Pirates. Out of all of those teams, I really only remember him playing for Texas.
This season, Ramon started out playing for the Pirate organization, but was released at the very beginning of the season. He then signed a minor league deal with Seattle, but they too released him two months later. The Astros signed him to a minor league deal after that and he is currently playing for their AAA, the Round Rock Express.
Ramon saw his most playing time at the big league level in 2002 and 2003 as a Padre. Those were the only two seasons where he had more than 400 Major League at-bats. I guess that was good enough to get him into the Donruss Team Heroes set.