Saturday, August 17, 2013

WSC Birth Years: Ramon Troncoso

Card #133 - Ramon Troncoso

Born: February 16, 1983

Ramon was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 20, 2002, where he was quickly placed on the Dodgers' Dominican Summer League team. He spent three seasons there before being transferred to the Pioneer League rookie class Ogden Raptors in 2005. He led that team with thirteen saves. Troncoso made his MLB debut with the Dodgers replacing Joe Beimel in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants. Ramon got Rich Aurilia to ground into a double play to end the top of the inning.

Troncoso spent four seasons with the Dodgers before being granted free agency in 2012. On November 12, 2012, Ramon signed with the White Sox. He made his ChiSox debut on June 7, 2013 against the Oakland Athletics, relieving Matt Lindstrom in the top of the ninth inning. Troncoso struck out two and gave up a line drive single to Josh Reddick before getting catcher Derek Norris to ground out to second baseman Gordon Beckham. Ramon has mostly been used for mop up duty when the Sox are losing.

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