Luis Ramirez (minors03)

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Luis Eugenio Ramirez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Luis Ramirez played in the minor, foreign, and independent leagues from 1991 to 2005. He started his professional career in the New York Yankees system with the GCL Yankees in 1991-1992. His whereabouts for the next several years is murky, quite possibly playing in foreign leagues. In the final years of his playing career (1999-2005) he played for four different independent league teams. For the years that Baseball Reference has statistics, Ramirez compiled a 20-26 record with an ERA of 4.10 while playing in 263 games. Ramirez was used almost exclusively as a relief pitcher and earned 24 saves.

Ramirez moved right into coaching after his playing career ended. He joined the Minnesota Twins organization as a pitching coach in their Venezuelan Academy in 2006 and worked there through 2013 though some sources report him moving to the GCL Twins as early as 2012. Ramirez was a pitching coach for the GCL Twins in 2014, Elizabethton Twins in 2015-2018, and Fort Myers Miracle in 2019. He was scheduled to be one of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos pitching coaches in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. Ramirez was a pitching coach for the Wichita Wind Surge in 2021.

In 2022, Ramirez began a new chapter in his coaching career as he was named the assistant pitching coach for the Twins and returned in 2023. He was also officially named the team's Spanish-language interpreter.

In addition to his coaching resume in the states, Ramirez has extensive coaching experience in the Venezuelan League. He was the bullpen coach for the Tigres de Aragua from 2006/2007 through the 2015/2016 season. Such a long run with one team and in one role is quite remarkable. He returned in 2016/2017 in the same role, but ascended to pitching coach status sometime between the firing of Willie Collazo as pitching coach in mid-November and the firing of manager Eduardo Perez in mid December. He may have returned to Aragua in 2017/2018 as their pitching coach, but this could not be confirmed. After a number of years away from coaching in Venezuela, Ramirez was named bench coach for the national team in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

Lastly, Ramirez was the pitching coach for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League in 2019.

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