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José Gregorio Rondón Hidalgo (born March 3, 1994) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He previously played in MLB for the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles.

José Rondón
Jose Rondon San Antonio Missions May 2016.jpg
Rondón with the San Antonio Missions in 2016
Baltimore Orioles
Born: (1994-03-03) March 3, 1994 (age 25)
Villa de Cura, Aragua, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 29, 2016, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.201
Home runs9
Runs batted in24


Los Angeles AngelsEdit

Rondón was signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as an international free agent on January 13, 2011. He made his professional debut that season with the Dominican Summer League Angels. He started 2014 with the Inland Empire 66ers.[1] In July he played in the All-Star Futures Game as an injury replacement for Carlos Correa.[2]

San Diego PadresEdit

On July 31, 2014, Rondón, along with Taylor Lindsey, R. J. Alvarez and Elliot Morris, was traded to the San Diego Padres for Huston Street and Trevor Gott.[3][4] The Padres assigned him to the Lake Elsinore Storm.[5]

On November 19, 2015, the Padres added Rondón to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[6]

Rondón was called up to the major leagues on July 29, 2016 & he made his major league debut that night as a pinch hitter for Edwin Jackson, wearing #13.[7] On January 6, 2018, he was designated for assignment by the Padres.[8]

Chicago White SoxEdit

On January 10, 2018, Rondón was acquired by the Chicago White Sox.[9] Rondón ended the year playing in 42 games with the White Sox, hitting .230/.280/.470 in 107 plate appearances.

On July 28, 2019, Rondón was designated for assignment.[10] In 2019 with the White Sox, Rondón batted .197/.265/.282 in 156 plate appearances throughout 55 games.

Baltimore OriolesEdit

On July 30, 2019, Rondón was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.[11] He was designated for assignment on August 3, 2019 and outrighted on August 7. Rondon received only one at bat for the Orioles against Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Buddy Boshers and popped out to catcher Danny Jansen.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cal notes: Rondon growing defensively". Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Rondon to replace injured Correa in Futures Game". Los Angeles Angels. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "Angels bringing on Huston Street". Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Fox Sports. "Angels acquire closer Street from Padres in six-player trade". FOX Sports. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "CAL LEAGUE NOTES: Rondon making a name for himself". Press Enterprise. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  6. ^ "Josmil Pinto claimed off waivers by Padres". San Diego Padres. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
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  8. ^ Byrne, Connor (January 6, 2018). "Padres Designate Jose Rondon". Retrieved January 6, 2018.
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  10. ^ RotoWire Staff (July 28, 2019). "White Sox's Jose Rondon: Bounced from 40-man roster". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  11. ^ Jeff Todd (July 30, 2019). "Orioles Claim Jose Rondon". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved July 30, 2019.

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