Ramirez cleared waivers Thursday and will join Triple-A Gwennette, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. Ramirez had a tough start to the season, giving up six earned runs in just two innings of work, leading to the Braves designating him for assignment. He will continue to develop in Triple-A where he posted a 4.16 ERA in just over 62 innings pitched in 2015.
Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Braves on Monday, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. Ramirez threw each of the last two days and was torched for five earned runs in one inning in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, so the Braves decided to replace him with a fresh arm in Joel De La Cruz. Ramirez's next step will be determined after his waiver period comes to an end.
Ramirez has made the Braves' Opening Day roster, the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports. Ramirez, whom Atlanta acquired via trade in December, will open the year with the big league club, likely in a low-leverage, middle relief role.
Ramirez was traded to the the Braves for a player to be named later and cash, the team announced Friday. Ramirez spent most of his time in Triple-A last season, as he managed to pitch just 4.2 innings for the Mariners in 2015. His time in the big leagues essentially served as an audition for the pitcher to find a role in next season's rotation, but the team didn't find him worth keeping after he posted an ERA of 11.57 in his time on the mound.
The Mariners made a handful of roster moves on Tuesday. The team announced that they have recalled outfielder Stefen Romero , infielder Shawn O'Malley and right-handers Jose Ramirez and Tony Zych from Triple-A Tacoma. Zych is the only member of this quartet to not have tasted the Major Leagues previously.