Ramirez was cleared of any structural damage to his strained right elbow after receiving a stem-cell injection last week and will rest up for the next month before being cleared to throw, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. The Angels transferred Ramirez to the 60-day disabled list Friday, so any slim chance the right-hander had of returning this season officially ended with that transaction. He'll turn his focus to healing up ahead of the offseason, but it doesn't look like the injury will cause any major delays to his preparation for spring training. Ramirez, who opened the season as a reliever, ended up converting to starting duties early on in the campaign and proved to be a serviceable cog in any injury-battered rotation, compiling a 4.15 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 147.1 innings.
Ramirez (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. This move eliminates any hope for a late-season return. After spending 2016 in the bullpen between Cincinnati and Anaheim, Ramirez found success in the rotation earlier this season thanks in large part to an altered pitch mix. Assuming he's back to full health by spring training, Ramirez should compete for a starting role.
Ramirez (forearm) received a PRP injection last Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Ramirez remains without a timetable for return as he continues to work his way back from a right forearm strain he suffered earlier in the month. He's expected to be reevaluated Thursday, at which point there will hopefully be a clearer idea regarding his possible return date. Ramirez remains optimistic about pitching in September. Troy Scribner is expected to fill in for Ramirez in the rotation while he's sidelined.
Ramirez, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a right forearm strain, is without a timetable for a return, J.P. Hoonstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. "[Ramirez is] in a no-throw situation as we assess his strength," Angels general manager Billy Eppler said. After working out of the bullpen in his first three seasons in the big leagues, Ramirez has surprisingly emerged as a key cog in the Angels' rotation while converting to a starting role in 2017. Though his 4.15 ERA and 6.4 K/9 rate aren't anything special, Ramirez's mere competence while eating 147.1 innings for the Angels has been quite valuable for a pitching staff that has been decimated by injuries. It now looks like the Angels will have to dig further into their limited starting pitching depth to replace Ramirez, whose potential return date likely won't be established until he's cleared to start throwing again. Triple-A Salt Lake starter Troy Scribner could be the top candidate to fill the void when Ramirez's next turn in the rotation comes up Thursday against the Rangers.
Ramirez (forearm) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday night, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. Ramirez has been progressing from his forearm injury, but he'll still miss at least his next scheduled start. At this point, there's been no indication that Ramirez will miss more than the requisite 10 days, but forearm injuries are always scary for pitchers. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday; more should be known once those results come in.
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