Last year, outfielder Henry Ramos (30), who played for KT Wiz in the KBO League but was released due to injury, was not included in the opening roster of the Cincinnati Reds despite making a big success in the exhibition game.
Cincinnati sent left-handed pitcher메이저놀이터 Bennett Souza to the Triple-A Louisville Bats as a minor option on the 28th (Korean time), and Ramos was also assigned to the minor league camp. Ramos was left out in the process of selecting the 26-man opening roster.
Ramos, who signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati last January and participated in spring training, wielded a fire bat in an exhibition game. He played very well in 13 games with a batting average of .469, .759 slugging percentage, .759 OPS, 2 home runs, 8 RBIs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, .
Cincinnati started the season on the injured list as first baseman Joey Votto, who underwent shoulder surgery in August last year, was not in normal condition not long after completing rehabilitation. The main position is an outfielder, but Ramos, who can also defend first base, was selected as a candidate for the opening roster to fill the vacancy of Boto.
However, Cincinnati chose infield utility Jason Vosler, who had more experience defending first base than Ramos. Like Ramos, Vosler, who joined as an invitational player after a minor contract, had a batting average of .203 (10 hits in 38 at-bats), 2 homers, 4 RBIs, and an OPS of .867 in demonstration games, and his batting performance was not bad.
Ramos, a right-handed outfielder from Puerto Rico, had a year of major league experience with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2021. 20% batting average in 18 games (10 hits in 50 at-bats), 1 home run, 8 RBIs. Although his performance in the major leagues is not outstanding, he came to Korea last year after signing with KT in recognition of his long-term performance in the minor leagues.
However, his time in Korea was short-lived. On April 23 last year, against Suwon NC, he was hit by a ball from opposing pitcher Song Myung-ki and his right little toe was broken, and he was diagnosed with 4 to 6 weeks to recover. He was eventually released on May 26th. Prior to his injury, he had a batting average of 2.5 (18-for-72), 3 home runs, 11 RBIs, and an OPS of .721 in 18 games.