Ricardo Bones (//; born April 7, 1969) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Bones played from 1991 to 2001 for three National League teams – the San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, and Florida Marlins – and four American League teams – the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, and Baltimore Orioles.
Bones with the Mets in 2016
|Pitcher / Bullpen coach|
|Born: April 7, 1969|
Salinas, Puerto Rico
|August 11, 1991, San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 5, 2001, for the Florida Marlins|
|Earned run average||4.85|
|Career highlights and awards|
Bones was signed by the Padres as an amateur free agent on May 13, 1986 making his Major League debut on August 11, 1991 against the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched seven innings, allowed only 2 hits, and received his first professional victory.
On March 26, 1992, Bones was traded with Matt Mieske and José Valentín to the Milwaukee Brewers for Gary Sheffield and minor league player Geoff Kellogg. He stayed with the Brewers for more than 4 seasons. During that time, he was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1994, but did not play in the game. On August 29, 1996, he was traded by the Brewers to the New York Yankees with Pat Listach and Graeme Lloyd for Bob Wickman and Gerald Williams. He only played four games with the Yankees before being granted free agency on October 25. After that, he started moving from team to team playing with the Cincinnati Reds, the Brewers again, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, and Florida Marlins. On November 5, 2001, he was granted free agency by the Marlins and he chose to retire.
Bones was named in the Mitchell report for taking Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs).