San Diego Padres Sign Infielder; Played Last Two Seasons In Japan

The San Diego Padres add to their depth.

The Padres have signed infielder Rangelo Ravelo to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

Ravelo spent the last two seasons with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball, recording a poor .217 batting average with two home runs and 10 RBIs over 183 plate appearances in 2021.

The thirty-year-old has played just 42 games at the major-league level, between 2019-2020, posting a .601 OPS with three home runs, 13 RBIs and nine runs scored.

Ravelo will probably be nothing more than minor-league depth for the Padres, however, he does hold an impressive .302/.374/.823 triple-slash line, with 70 home runs, 509 RBIs, 26 stolen bases and 460 runs scored over 896 games in his minor-league career.

He is a former sixth-round pick by the Chicago White Sox in the 2010 MLB Draft.
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