Rainer Gustavo Olmedo (pronounced ol-MAY-doe)...wife Marbella...daughter Annalise.
Appeared at 3B (46 games), 2B (31) and SS (31) for Triple-A Rochester (Twins).
Signed by Chicago-AL as a free agent November 21, 2011 and started the season with Triple-A Charlotte. ... Recorded a season-high 13-game hitting streak May 13-June 4, batting .413 (19-for-46) during that stretch. ... Batted .326 (28-for-86) with five RBI in 23 July games. ... Had contract purchased by Chicago-AL July 29. ... Made White Sox debut as a pinch runner and scored a run August 5 vs. Los Angeles-AL. ... Played 20 games for the White Sox, batting .244 (10-for-41).
Played in 124 games with Class AAA Durham in the Tampa Bay
organization, hitting .260 (119-457) with 22 doubles and 60 runs scored...made 95 appearances at shortstop and 29 at second base...batted .283
(68-240) at home (.235 on the road)...batted .318 (27-85) in May...hit
.298 (50-168) from the No. 9 spot in the order...was 5-13 (.385) with the
bases loaded...compiled an eight-game hitting streak from 5/7-17 (.483,
14-29)...collected a season-high four hits on 5/24 at Columbus...hit .271
(19-70) in 40 games with La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Traded from Texas to Milwaukee on March 22 and outrighted to Triple-A Nashville...appeared
in games 2B, SS, 3B, LF and RF...played for Estrellas de Oriente of the Caribbean Winter League
after the season.
Spent the entire campaign with the International League champion Durham Bulls...batted .250 (103-412) with 6 home runs and
47 RBI in 115 games...appeared in 20 games at second base, 64 at third, 25 at short, 3 in left, and made one appearance on the
mound...hit .248 (27-109) against lefties and .251 (76-303) vs. right-handers...batted .318 (41-129) with RISP and .338 (23-68) with
RISP and 2 out...began the season with 2 hits (including a home run) in each of his first 2 games...collected a season-high 3 hits on
both June 18 vs. Lehigh Valley and June 21 vs. Pawtucket...hit .243 (60-247) with 5 home runs and 27 RBI prior to the All-Star
break...made first career appearance on the mound in Durham's 13-inning, 10-9 victory Aug. 29 vs. Gwinnett...earned the victory,
allowing 2 runs (one earned) over 2.0 innings of work after starting the game as the third baseman, going 2-for-7...recorded a season-high 12-game hit streak from Aug. 18-31, batting .313 (15-48)...tallied at least one hit in 16 of last 17 games, raising season average
from .240 to .250...hit .240 (6-25) over 7 games during the International League playoffs...was 2-for-3 with 2 walks and a RBI
on Sept. 22 vs. Memphis, as the Bulls captured the Triple-A Championship at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
Spent the entire campaign with Columbus...was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh from Toronto on Feb.1...claimed off waivers
by Philadelphia from Pittsburgh on Feb. 26...spent spring training with Philadephia before refusing outright assignment and electing
free agency on March 28...signed with Washington as a free agent on April 2...was on the disabled list from July 10-August 1 with
wrist fracture...hit .271 (68-251) against right-handers, while batting .206 (21-102) vs. lefties)...recorded a season-high 3 hits on 7
different occasions...recorded back-to-back 3 hit efforts on May 30-31 at Buffalo.
Spent majority of season with Syracuse (Blue Jays' AAA)...Led club in batting and ranked second in stolen bases...Made all 93 of his starts at shortstop...Also made one appearance at second base (7/5 at Richmond) and went 2-for-9 in two games as the designated hitter...Had a pair of season-high, nine-game hitting streaks; from 5/6-18 and 6/22 thru 7/1...Hit .321 (27-for-84) with nine RBI in 25 games during the month of May...Produced .333 average in July, going 26-for-78 with one home run and seven RBI...Hit lone home run on 7/14 vs. Pawtucket...Had contract purchased by Toronto on 8/3...Made season debut with Blue Jays as a starter at shortstop on 8/5 vs. Texas and went 1-for-2 with a double...Tallied lone RBI with Toronto on 9/27 at Baltimore. ...Made total of 24 appearances (12 starts) at shortstop and two appearances at third base while playing with the Blue Jays...Batted .250 (11-for-44) with four doubles, six runs and one RBI in his 12 starts...Participated in the Venezuelan Winter League and hit .267 (43-for-161) with 11 RBI in 46 games with Bravos de Margarita.
Spent most of season with Louisville (Reds' AAA), where he made 95 appearances at shortstop and five at second base. ...Was on disabled list from 4/6-13 with a right elbow strain...Was recalled by Cincinnati on 5/4 when Rich Aurilia went on D.L...Went 3-for-10 with two RBI in 10 games with Reds before being optioned to Triple-A on 5/18...Was recalled a second time on 6/9 when Edwin Encarnacion was disabled...Went 2-for-7 in five games and was optioned back to Louisville on 6/16...Tied Louisville club record by hitting three doubles in game on 8/11 at Charlotte...Was recalled by Cincinnati a third and final time on 9/4...Connected off Roy Oswalt for first career pinch-hit home run on 9/18 at Houston; his second career homer and first since 9/23/05...Had two hits on 9/20 at Houston and also made his only professional appearance in the outfield (RF) that night...Made total of five appearances (four starts) at second base, four appearances (two starts) at shortstop, three appearances at third base and one in right field.
Began season on Cincinnati's 60-day disabled list while recovering from November 9, 2004 "Tommy John" surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...Did not play until 6/10, when he was sent to Louisville on a rehabilitation assignment...Returned from rehab assignment, was reinstated from the 15-day D.L. and was optioned to Louisville on 6/17. ...Made 14 appearances with the Bats before being recalled by Reds on 6/28...Hit .381 (8-for-21) in 16 games during the month of July...Went hitless in career-high 28 straight at bats from 8/10 to 9/16...Hit first major league home run on 9/23 off Philadelphia's Aquilino Lopez...Played for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League and hit .358 with nine homers and 33 RBI in 51 games.
Began season on Cincinnati's Opening Day roster, but was optioned to Louisville on 4/22 when the Reds claimed outfielder John Romano off waivers...Made all seven defensive appearances with Cincinnati at shortstop...Became 14th player in Louisville club history to hit two triples in a game on 4/29 at Indianapolis, tying the club record accomplished most recently by Deion Sanders on 4/9/01...Spent time on Louisville's disabled list with a strained right elbow (5/25 to 6/13) and a sprained right ankle (7/19 to 8/4)...Made 58 appearances at second base and 25 at shortstop while playing with Louisville...Appeared in eight games for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League before suffering a right elbow injury...Had "Tommy John" surgery to repair a complete tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of that elbow (Dr. Timothy Kremchek performed the surgery on 11/9); stabilized that elbow by grafting a tendon from his left leg.
Was 1 of 13 Reds players to make his Major League debut and 1 of 9 Reds players in the last 3
seasons to make his ML debut while skipping Class AAA...in 58g at Class AAA Louisville and Class AA Chattanooga
combined to hit .286 (3hr, 19rbi, 3sb)...appeared in 79g, including 52 starts, during 3 stints with the Reds (5/23-5/26,
5/30-7/13, 7/27-end of season)...started at SS in each of the last 15g of the season (.190)...made 40 starts at SS
overall and 12 starts at 2B...in the batting order hit first (14gs), second (15gs), seventh (2gs), eighth (19gs) and ninth
(2gs)...hit .273 with RISP...had seven 2-hit games and four 3-hit games...on 5/25 vs Fla made his Major League debut,
pinch hit and struck out vs Dontrelle Willis...on 6/1 at Fla doubled off Carl Pavano for his first career hit, then added
a pair of singles...on 6/28 at Cle had 3 hits and produced a career-high 4rbi...while playing SS on 7/29 vs Col committed
3 errors, the most by a Reds player since SS Pokey Reese had 4 errors on Opening Day 1998 vs SD...on 8/17 vs Hou
recorded his only stolen base...tied Felipe Lopez for the team lead with 5 bunt singles...played for La Guaira in the
Venezuelan Winter League (33g, .324, 14rbi).
Career highlights: Following the 2001 season was rated the organization's 10th-best prospect and best
defensive infielder by Baseball America...also was named the best defensive shortstop and best infield arm in the
California League...in 2001 was selected to play in the California/Carolina League All-Star Game (1-2, 1r, 1sb)...in 2000
was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star Game (0-1).
In his first season at Class AA hit .247 with 15sb in a career-high 132g at Chattanooga...ranked fifth in the Southern League in games played...appeared in 107g at SS and 21g at 2B.
At Class A Mudville hit .244 with 38 stolen bases in 129g...established career highs in games played, at bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples and stolen bases...his 38 steals led the organization and ranked third in the California League...from 4/8-4/18 put together a season-high 10-game hitting streak (.415, 3rbi)...recorded a season-high 4 hits in a 16-5 win on 5/15 at High Desert...smacked 3 doubles in a 1-0 win on 7/24 vs Rancho Cucamonga...following the season played for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League.
At Class A Dayton hit .255 with 17 stolen bases in 111g...twice recorded a season-high 4 hits (6/8 vs Lansing, 8/27 at Cedar Rapids)...from 7/6-7/16 had a season-high 9-game hitting streak (.455, 2hr, 4rbi).
Spent his first professional season with the rookie Gulf Coast League Reds and hit .236 with 13 stolen bases in 54g...from 8/16-8/24 had a season-high 9-game hitting streak (.471, 6rbi).