Ryan M. LaMarre (born November 21, 1988) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox.
LaMarre with the Nashville Sounds
|Born: November 21, 1988|
Royal Oak, Michigan
|August 22, 2015, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Runs batted in||18|
LaMarre attended Lumen Christi Catholic High School in Jackson, Michigan, where he earned 12 varsity letters in baseball, football, and hockey. In baseball, LaMarre was named All-State three times, and hit .548 with 18 home runs as a senior. LaMarre set the school record for career home runs with 38. In football, LaMarre won two state titles and made it to the state final during his senior season. He also was All-Conference in football, and compiled 339 tackles throughout his high school career. In hockey, LaMarre won All-State honors twice and was team captain and MVP his final two seasons. He is the all-time assists leader for Lumen Christi, with 96, and is second in scoring, with 176. After high school, LaMarre attended the University of Michigan. During his freshman year at Michigan, LaMarre batted .305 in 40 games. As a sophomore, he batted .344 with 12 home runs, playing and starting all 53 games. During his junior and final season, LaMarre batted .419 but only played in 36 games.
The Cincinnati Reds selected LaMarre in the second round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. He was added to the Reds 40-man roster on November 20, 2013. The Reds designated LaMarre for assignment on August 12, 2014. The Reds released LaMarre, and then re-signed him to a minor league contract on August 19.
The Reds promoted LaMarre to the major leagues on August 20, 2015. He made his major league debut on August 22, and recorded his first major league hit the next day. LaMarre became a free agent after the 2015 season.
Overall for the Reds, LaMarre appeared in 21 MLB games, batting 2-for-25 (.080).
Boston Red SoxEdit
LaMarre signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on December 14, 2015. On June 18, 2016, he was promoted from the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox to the major leagues. On July 2, LaMarre pitched in the top of the ninth inning in a 21–2 loss by the Red Sox to the Los Angeles Angels. LaMarre gave up two hits but no runs, the only relief pitcher not to give up any runs in the game. He was designated for assignment on July 7, after the Red Sox traded for Aaron Hill.
Overall for the Red Sox, LaMarre appeared in 6 MLB games, batting 0-for-5.
On November 28, 2016, LaMarre signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, but did not make a major league appearance for them. The Angels traded him to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later on April 23, 2017. He was assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds where he played one game before being recalled to Oakland after Rajai Davis was placed on the disabled list. LaMarre was designated for assignment on June 17, 2017, to create room for Michael Brady who had his contract purchased.
Overall for the Athletics, LaMarre appeared in 3 MLB games, batting 0-for-7.
LaMarre signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins on November 29, 2017. He made the Twins' 2018 Opening Day 25-man roster. On April 7, he got his first major league RBI. LaMarre made his second career pitching appearance on April 23, pitching 2⁄3 of an inning and giving up one earned run against the New York Yankees. He came to bat in the top of the following inning as the pitcher and struck out. LaMarre was designated for assignment on July 2, 2018.
Chicago White SoxEdit
On July 9, 2018 LaMarre was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox.. He hit his first career home run on August 14, 2018 against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. He elected free agency on November 3, 2018.
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