Coaching Career: Hired to the Red Sox' coaching staff on 11/8/17. Serves as a liaison between the ML club's advance scouting and statistical analysis efforts for the purpose of presenting information to players and coaches. Made his ML coaching debut with the Padres in 2017, working primarily with infielders...The Padres led the majors with 178 double plays. Spent 3 seasons (2014-16) in the HOU organization...Served as the club's developmental specialist in 2014-15, focusing on infielders. Managed High-A Lancaster in 2016...The JetHawks led Astros affiliates in AVG (.272), OPS (.790), runs (856), hits (1,283), 2B (250), and SB (209)...Also led the California League in runs per game (6.11), SB, and OBP (.359). Also managed Santurce of the Puerto Rican Winter League following the 2015 season...Club included Red Sox catcher Christian Vázquez.
Playing Career: Played professionally for 18 seasons (1995-2012) as an infielder...Played 696 ML games for SEA (2001), SD (2002-04), BOS (2005), CLE (2005-06), TEX (2007-08), and PIT (2009). Batted .254 (496-for-1,951) with 244 runs, 86 2B, 17 3B, 22 HR, and 176 RBI...Appeared defensively at SS (275 games), 3B (212), 2B (165), and 1B (11). Selected by SEA in the 27th round of the 1995 June Draft and spent the first 7 years of his pro career with the Mariners...Made his big league debut for the 116-win 2001 Mariners, playing 17 games...Also made his lone post...season appearance in the ALDS that year. On 7/7/05, was traded from BOS to CLE in exchange for current Red Sox Manager Alex Cora. Acquired by BOS on 12/20/04 as part of a 4-player deal in exchange for current Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts. Was teammates with Alex Cora in 2009 with Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic...Also played with Cora for Caguas of the Puerto Rican Winter League in 2004 and 2010...Played for Caguas (2004, '08, '10) and Manati (2012) in the Puerto Rican Winter League...Was teammates with Red Sox catcher Christian Vázquez with Manati...Named a Baseball America Triple-A All-Star in 2001 and an Eastern League All-Star in 2000.
Personal: Full name is Ramón Luis Vázquez. Married to Griselda...The couple has a son, Nomar, and a daughter, Sofia. Attended Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, IA, and Juano Colon High School in Comerio, Puerto Rico. Is president of the Juntos Dando la Mano foundation in Puerto Rico...Through baseball/softball clinics, tournaments, and raffles, the foundation has raised money for people with cancer and muscular dystrophy. On 1/30/18, helped deliver nearly 10 tons of supplies to aid Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico...The JetBlue plane cargo included medical supplies and vaccines, water filtration systems, first aid kits, flashlights, and diapers...In Caguas, helped distribute food, water, and supplies to nearly 300 families, as well as baseball equipment and athletic gear to roughly 100 children