Richie Palacios, real name Richard Palacios is one of the professional baseball players known to play for the Cleveland Indians baseball team. Richie plays in the position of an outfielder for the Indians. He currently earns $700,000 as the average annual salary from the Indians.
He was born and raised in New York on May 16, 1997, to parents Richard and Lianne Palacios. He had his amateur baseball career at Berkeley Carroll School in New York City. He then continued at Towson University after high school where he played college baseball.
Before he graduated from the University, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2017. During the 2018 MLB draft, Richie was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2018 MLB draft.
He was assigned to begin his professional career that season with the Arizona League Indians, Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Lake County Captains. He got injured in 2019 so he missed all games during that season.
Again, he did not play in 2020 as the minor league season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the season resumed in 2021, he was made to play for the Akron Rubber Ducks and was promoted during the season to the Columbus Clippers.
The Indians added him to their 40-man roster in November 2021. He spent the 2022 season with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. He was called up to the major leagues in April 2022 and he made his MLB debut for the Indians on April 25, 2022.
How Tall Is Richie Palacios?
Richie Palacios is 1.78 m tall.