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.
The Mariners optioned reliever Jose Ramirez to Triple-A Tacoma following Monday's 8-7 win over the Rockies. Ramirez, who was acquired from the Yankees for Dustin Ackley, has not yet pitched for his new club. But the Mariners will opt to send him down and call up a fresh arm for the bullpen. Although, the corresponding move won't be announced until Tuesday.
The Mariners have recalled pitchers Rob Rasmussen and Jose Ramirez from Triple-A on Friday. T Rasmussen, who was acquired from the Blue Jays for Mark Lowe, made one appearance for the Jays this season, after seeing 10 games in relief last year. He did go 4-1 with a 2.36 ERA with the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate this season. Ramirez came to the Mariners from the Yankees in the Dustin Ackley deal on Thursday. He made three relief appearances for the Yankees this year, allowing five runs in three innings.
The Mariners have finally given up on left fielder Dustin Ackley, whom they have traded to the Yankees for outfield prospect Ramon Flores for right-handed reliever Jose Ramirez, per CBSSports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman Ackley has been a disappointment since his arrival in the big leagues, but his left-handed power bat could produce considering the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium. He owns a poor .215/.270/.306 slash line this season and has just two hits in his last 15 at-bats. Ramirez, who has pitched in 11 games for the Yankees over the past two seaons, boasts a 2.90 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 49 innings this year at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Flores has compiled a .286/.377/.417 slash line for the same team in 2015.