Ryan Michael LaMarre (pronounced la-MAHR)...Twitter: @RyanLaMarre4...attended Lumen Christi High School in Michigan where he played baseball, football and hockey; played for back-to-back state champion football teams...attended University of Michigan...named 2009 Bill Freehan Award winner, given to club's top hitter...named All-Big 10 Second Team in 2009 and named to All-Big Ten First-Team in 2010.
Played in third career spring training as an invite with Los Angles-AL...optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake March 24 where he played 11 games ... Designated for release or assignment April 18, eventually traded to Oakland for Player to be Named Later and optioned to Triple-A Nashville ... Recalled by Oakland April 25 and played three games for the A's, going 0-for-7 with one walk...optioned back to Nashville April 30 ... Played 38 games for the Sounds and was released June 21.
Appeared in five games with Red Sox following his June 18th call up...Pitched one inning in relief July 2 at Fenway Park against the Angels...Allowed no runs and two hits...Marked fi rst pitching outi ng at any professional level...Was designated for assignment by Boston July 7 and aft er clearing waivers, was outrighted to Triple-A July 11...Spent a majority of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket, leading the PawSox in average (min. 250 AB) and stolen bases while his 41 RBI ranked second on the Club...The .303 average and 10 home runs were both minor league career bests and the 17 stolen bases were his highest total since 2013 (23 SB).
Played in first career spring training with Reds as a non-roster invite...spent majority of season with Triple-A Louisville, ranking second on club in doubles (17) and second in stolen bases (11)...contract selected by Cincinnati August 20...made major league debut August 22 vs. Arizona as starting centerfielder going 0-for-5...recorded first major league hit August 23 vs. Arizona, singling off Chase Anderson...appeared in 13 games (5 starts) for the Reds in center, two in left, and one in right...signed with the Red Sox as a minor league free agent December 14.
Played just 17 games with Triple-A Louisville (Cincinnati) due to three stints on disabled list, suffering from a right knee sprain in April, and a stress fracture in lower left leg and a sports hernia, suffered in late-May, missing remainder of season...had core muscle hernia surgery June 6...designated for assignment August 12...released August 15, but resigned August 19 to a minor league contract through the 2015 season.
For the fourth straight season was rated the best defensive outfielder in the organization...spent most of the season at Class AA, where he led Pensacola in stolen bases and runs scored...ranked second on the club in games, hits, doubles and HR...was promoted on 8/31 and in his first stint at Class AAA made 3 apps for Louisville...following the season played briefly for Glendale in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (2g, .400, 1sb)...was invited to 2013 Major League spring training camp, his first...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster.
In his first full season at Class AA was a mid-season Southern League All-Star for Pensacola...with 30 stolen bases ranked T4th among all Reds farmhands and fifth in the SL...for the third straight season was rated the best defensive outfielder in the organization...in January 2013 was invited to Major League spring training camp for the first time.
In 122 apps at Class A Bakersfield combined to hit .278 (6hr, 47rbi, 55sb)...his 55 steals ranked second in the organization, third in the California League and T7th among all minor leaguers...for the second consecutive season was rated the organization's best defensive outfielder...entered the season as the Reds' 11th-best prospect.
In his first professional season produced 19 stolen bases for Class A Dayton and Lynchburg...following the season was rated the organization's best defensive outfielder.