Sugar Ray Marimón

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Sugar Ray Marimon

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 198 lb.

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Sugar Ray Marimon pitched for the Colombian national team before making the major leagues in 2015.

Marimon signed with the Kansas City Royals in December 2006; the scout was Mike Toomey. In his pro debut, he went 1-2 with a 2.05 ERA for the 2007 DSL Royals. He came to the US with the 2008 Burlington Royals but struggled, giving up 19 hits, 10 walks and 17 runs in 13 innings, going 0-2. With the 2009 Idaho Falls Chukars, he improved to 3-3, 5.78 with a 1.72 WHIP. His 13 wild pitches tied for the Pioneer League lead.

In 2010, Sugar Ray was 2-6 with a 5.91 ERA for the Burlington Bees. He began 2011 well with the Kane County Cougars (3-5, 3.68) and started a combined no-hitter on May 17 but missed half the season due to right rotator cuff problems. Back in action in 2012, the right-hander had a good year between the Wilmington Blue Rocks (4-2, 2.12, 1.02 WHIP) and Northwest Arkansas Naturals (3-6, 4.59).

Marimon was with Colombia for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. He got the start against Nicaragua, squaring off with major leaguer Erasmo Ramirez. Sugar Ray more than held his own, allowing only a Cheslor Cuthbert homer in five innings before giving way to the bullpen, which completed a 8-1 win; Ramirez, on the other hand, was knocked out in the 3rd. It would be Colombia's lone win of the tournament.


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