Ramón Laureano Jr. (born July 15, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2018.
Laureano played college baseball at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 16th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.
He made his professional debut with the Greeneville Astros in 2014 and batted .189 with one home run and two RBIs in 16 games, and played 2015 with the Quad Cities River Bandits, batting .265 with four home runs, 34 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases.
On May 7, 2019, Laureano robbed Joey Votto of a home run in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds, which would aid Mike Fiers’s second career no-hitter. In 2019, Laureano batted .288 with 24 home runs and 67 RBIs.
On defense he led all major league center fielders in errors, with 7, and had the lowest fielding percentage of all major center fielders (.974). In the Wild Card Game, Laureano drove in the Athletics’ only run with a sacrifice fly. The Athletics were defeated 5–1 by the Tampa Bay Rays.
On August 6, 2021, Laureano was suspended by MLB for 80 games for testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug nandrolone. On October 1, Laureano underwent core surgery. His suspension continued through to the first 27 games of the 2022 season. On May 8, 2022, Laureano played his first game after his suspension.
Ramon has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.