“I like Ramos better than when Rojas joined in the middle of the first season.”
Former KT Wiz outfielder Henry Ramos (31) is aiming to re-enter the major leagues in the United States. Columnist John Heyman of the American media ‘New York Post’ said on the 10th (Korean time), ‘Former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ramos has signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. It is a condition to be invited to the major league spring camp. He explained that he played for kt, a KBO league team last year.
Ramos was a foreign hitter whose expectations were higher than when 2020 MVP Mel Rojas Jr. (33) first came to Korea wearing a kt uniform in 2017. Ramos signed a contract with kt for $1 million last season and dreamed of making a comeback in Korea.
Looking at Ramos, a kt veteran, Park Kyung-soo, who first joined the spring camp, praised Ramos, saying, “Ramos feels better than when Rojas joined in the middle of the first season. They say he can do the ball, defense, and week. And his passion for baseball is great.” , kt coach Lee Kang-cheol also gave a generous evaluation, saying, “The launch angle and exit speed are very good. I prepared well. I think my current physical condition is the best among the team’s fielders.” 스포츠토토
However, the partnership between kt and Ramos did not last long. On April 23 last year, Ramos was hit by a sand dune while playing against the NC Dinos in Suwon. KT could not wait for Ramos to fight for the rankings, and a month later, they chose to break up with Ramos while recruiting Anthony Alford (29) as a substitute.
Ramos had to leave after 18 games in the KBO League, batting average of 0.250 (18 hits in 72 at-bats), 3 homers, 11 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.721.
Ramos played just one season in 2021 with Arizona in the major leagues. In 18 games he played, he had a batting average of . 200, one home run, and eight RBIs. In the minor leagues, he recorded a batting average of 0.282 (918 hits in 3253 at-bats), 80 home runs, 443 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.772 in 916 games in 11 seasons.
Can Ramos survive the competition to enter the 40-man roster in this spring camp and step on the big league stage of his dreams once again?