Ramos was informed that he did not earn a roster spot with the Phillies, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Ramos will remain in camp until Friday to give the Phillies some innings as they close out their Grapefruit League schedule. He will open the year in the bullpen at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Ramos signed a minor league contract with the Phillies that includes an invitation to spring training, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports. He posted a 6.04 ERA and struck out just 27 batters in 47.2 innings last year with the Rangers, working primarily as a starter. However, for his career, he has a 3.89 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 18.5 percent strikeout rate as a reliever, so he could catch on with the big league club in a low-leverage role at some point next season.
Ramos inked a minor league contract with Detroit on Friday, and will head to Triple-A Toledo. Ramos was DFA'd by the Rangers on July 22 and cleared waivers a week later before being scooped up by the Tigers. During his time with Texas, Ramos posted a 6.04 ERA with a 1.68 WHIP during 47.2 innings of work, appearing in 16 games with four starts sprinkled in. He could wind up getting some time on the Tigers within the next couple months, but will begin his time with the organization in Toledo.
Ramos cleared waivers and became a free agent Thursday. Designated for assignment Friday, Ramos went through his waiver period unclaimed but instead of accepting a minor league designation, he elected to become a free agent. The 32-year-old has been abysmal for Texas this season, posting a 6.04 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 47.2 innings, but given his history of relative success at the major league level, he's likely to be scooped up by another organization in need of bullpen depth.
Ramos was designated for assignment prior to Friday's game against the Royals, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Ramos was DFA'd in a corresponding move to the activation of Jake Diekman from the disabled list. During his time with the Rangers this season, Ramos started four games and appeared in 16 total, posting a 6.04 ERA with a 1.68 WHIP over the course of 47.2 innings.
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