Ron Flores
Relief pitcher
Born: (1979-08-09) August 9, 1979 (age 39)
Whittier, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 17, 2005, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 2, 2007, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1–4
Earned run average3.05
Strikeouts41
Teams

Ronald Joel Flores (born August 9, 1979) is a former left-handed relief pitcher who played with the Oakland Athletics from 2005 to 2007.

The Oakland Athletics selected Flores in the 29th round (870th overall pick) of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft. He is the younger brother of Randy Flores, current director of scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals and also a former MLB left-handed relief specialist.[1] Both men graduated from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, California, and attended the University of Southern California (USC), playing college baseball for the Trojans. Ron Flores attended from 1998 to 2001, and was a member of USC's 1998 national championship baseball team. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from USC.

In limited appearances with Oakland, Flores was mostly the second or third lefty in the bullpen. He pitched a career-high four shutout innings for his first big league win on June 29, 2006 against the San Diego Padres. His first Major League save came after he pitched a scoreless 10th inning in the final game of the 2006 season. On December 12, 2007, Flores signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, uniting him with his older brother, Randy Flores. He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, only to be released by the organization on April 1, 2009.

After being released by the Reds, Flores signed with the independent Long Island Ducks. He pitched in 53 games for them before retiring.

External links

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References

  1. ^ Goold, Derrick (August 28, 2015). "Cards to hire Randy Flores as new scouting director". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.