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.
Rondón with the San Antonio Missions in 2016
|Born: March 3, 1994|
Villa de Cura, Aragua, Venezuela
|July 29, 2016, for the San Diego Padres|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2019 season)
|Runs batted in||24|
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. In July he played in the All-Star Futures Game as an injury replacement for Carlos Correa.
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. The Padres assigned him to the Lake Elsinore Storm.
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. On January 6, 2018, he was designated for assignment by the Padres.
Chicago White SoxEdit
On July 28, 2019, Rondón was designated for assignment. In 2019 with the White Sox, Rondón batted .197/.265/.282 in 156 plate appearances throughout 55 games.
On July 30, 2019, Rondón was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles. 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.
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