Ramirez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. Ramirez's latest stint in the big leagues didn't last long, and he failed to make an appearance after being promoted Sunday. Chris Stratton (side) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Ramirez was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates on Sunday. Ramirez was acquired by the Pirates from the Orioles in late May and is now set to make his debut with his new team. Pittsburgh has a limited need of additional starters with three off days in the next nine days, so Ramirez seems likely to step into a bullpen role.
Ramirez was traded from the Orioles to the Pirates on Monday in exchange for cash or a player to be named later, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. The Pirates likely aren't expecting too much from a player who was unable to crack the Orioles' pitching staff. Ramirez has a 6.07 ERA in 75.2 major-league innings but does at least own a 3.40 ERA at the Triple-A level. He'll head to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Wednesday. Ramirez recorded a 6.97 ERA in 10.1 innings at the big-league level this season and had a 5.92 ERA in 65.1 frames last season. He'll make way on the 40-man roster for Chandler Shepherd, who was claimed off waivers from the Cubs in a corresponding move.
Ramirez was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after Sunday's start against the Indians. Ramirez (0-2) was hit hard by the Indians on Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out three across 3.1 innings. He has a bloated 6.97 ERA and 1.94 WHIP across 10.1 innings this season as a result. Ramirez worked primarily out of the Orioles' bullpen prior to his demotion.