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Ray Olmedo | Third Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/31/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 165
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Rays reassigned INF Ray Olmedo to minor league camp.
Olmedo never had a great shot at an Opening Day roster spot with Tampa Bay. The 32-year-old will act as organizational infield depth this season for the Rays. Mar 25 - 4:33 PM

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Rays signed INF Ray Olmedo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Olmedo spent the entire 2013 season with the Rochester Red Wings -- the Triple-A affiliate of the Twins -- where he batted .234/.316/.298 in 361 plate appearances. He will be organizational infield depth for Tampa Bay.
Jan 6 - 2:05 PM

Twins signed INF Ray Olmedo to a minor league contract.

Olmedo was cut loose by the White Sox in October after batting just .244/.244/.293 in 42 plate appearances during the 2012 regular season. The 31-year-old will function as organizational infield depth for the Twins.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 04:55:00 PM

Ray Olmedo has elected free agency.

Olmedo, 31, was outrighted off the 40-man roster last week and has decided to look for a job elsewhere. He batted .244 (10-for-41) with two doubles and one RBI in 20 games with the White Sox this season.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 03:11:00 PM

White Sox sent INF Ray Olmedo outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Olmedo, 31, batted .244 (10-for-41) with two doubles and one RBI in 20 games with the White Sox this season.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 02:59:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of INF Ray Olmedo from Triple-A Charlotte.

He's taking Eduardo Escobar's spot as the White Sox' utility infielder. Olmedo was batting .273/.340/.335 in 80 games for Charlotte.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 02:57:00 PM

White Sox signed INF Ray Olmedo to a minor league contract.

Olmedo batted just .260/.303/.322 with zero homers at the Triple-A level in the Rays organization this season. He'll represent infield depth in the minors for Chicago.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 11:49:00 AM

Rays signed INF Ray Olmedo to a minor league contract.

Olmedo spent the 2010 season with the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee and has not appeared in a big league games since 2007. He will serve as organizational infield depth for the Rays.
Thu, Jan 13, 2011 06:30:00 PM

Brewers acquired infielder Ray Olmedo from the Rangers in exchange for catcher Matt Treanor.

Olmedo has bounced around a ton over the years and is little more than a potential utility man at age 29. The swap is likely for minor league depth purposes only.
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 02:41:00 PM

Phillies claimed infielder Ray Olmedo of waivers from the Pirates.

Olmedo gives the Phillies a better defensive shortstop than Eric Bruntlett to fill in if Jimmy Rollins gets hurt, but he shouldn't have a role otherwise. He's not going to make the team out of spring training.
Tue, Feb 26, 2008 06:14:00 PM

Pirates designated infielder Ray Olmedo for assignment.

The move makes room for Byung-Hyun Kim on the roster. Olmedo had just been claimed off waivers from the Jays on Feb. 1. A team looking for a defensive-minded utilityman might pick him up.
Sun, Feb 24, 2008 04:49:00 PM

Pirates claimed infielder Ray Olmedo of waivers from the Blue Jays.

Olmedo will battle Josh Wilson for one bench spot. He has the better glove of the two, but since the Pirates are already going with a defense-first shortstop, it'd make more sense to carry Wilson.
Fri, Feb 1, 2008 05:11:00 PM

Blue Jays designated infielder Ray Olmedo for assignment.

The Jays had no use at all for Olmedo after trading for Marco Scutaro and signing David Eckstein. Olmedo still could make it as a defensive-minded backup somewhere, but that's seem to be the best-case scenario at this point.
Thu, Jan 24, 2008 08:31:00 PM

Ray Olmedo went 3-for-4 with a double and two walks Sunday for Magarita of the VWL.

Olmedo has been reunited with fellow failed Reds prospect William Bergolla as the double-play combination on the Bravos. He's hitting a solid .316/.352/.395 in 114 at-bats to date. Still, the Jays' acquisition of Marco Scutaro means it'd been a bad month for him. He might find himself in another organization next spring.
Tue, Nov 20, 2007 02:42:00 PM

Ray Olmedo has left the Jays and gone back to Syracuse to be with his pregnant wife, who is about to give birth.

He'll likely be back in a few days whenever the bundle of joy makes its appearance.
Wed, Sep 5, 2007 09:10:00 AM

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