Ramirez signed a one-year, $1.175 million deal with the Reds on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 31-year-old was acquired from the Angels in the Raisel Iglesias trade in December, and he's now officially under contract for 2021. Ramirez had a 3.00 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 14:9 K:BB over 21 innings during the 2020 campaign and could be in the mix at closer with Cincinnati looking for Iglesias' replacement.
The Reds acquired Ramirez and a player to be named later or cash from the Angels on Monday in exchange for reliever Raisel Iglesias and cash.
The trade amounts to a cost-cutting measure for the Reds, as Iglesias was due $9.13 million in the final year of his contract in 2021 coming off a bounce-back 2020 campaign (2.74 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 31:5 K:BB in 23 innings). Ramirez, meanwhile, was serviceable in a setup role for the Angels (3.00 ERA in 21 innings), but an ugly 5.9 K-BB% suggests the ERA wasn't an accurate reflection of his talents. Expect the 30-year-old to slot into a middle-inning role with his new club, as the Reds evaluate other options to replace Iglesias as their closer.
Ramirez (1-0) earned the win in relief Saturday against Houston in Game 2 of the doubleheader. He tossed a scoreless inning, allowing one hit with no walks and no strikeouts.
Ramirez was coming off a woeful appearance against the Padres -- allowing two runs in one-third of an inning -- but he bounced back admirably here. Ramirez can have an off night from time to time, but he has allowed runs in just three of his last 10 appearances, posting a 2.70 ERA in 10 innings across that stretch.
Ramirez and the Angels agreed to a one-year, $900,000 deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ramirez threw 67.2 innings for the Angels last season, finishing with a decent 3.99 ERA. His 28.2 percent strikeout rate and 7.1 percent walk rate were each better than league average.
Ramirez will be the opener Tuesday against the Yankees.
Ramirez has opened six contests for the Angels this season. He has a 4.91 ERA in 7.1 innings in that role and a 3.93 ERA in 55.0 frames as a reliever.
Ramirez will serve as the opener Sunday against the White Sox.
Ramirez has a 4.19 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 69:18 K:BB through 58 innings, and it will be his sixth "start" of the season. Jaime Barria is scheduled to follow as the primary pitcher for the Angels.
Ramirez allowed a run on two hits over 1.1 innings and struck out one batter as the opener in Saturday's 6-5 win over the White Sox. He did not factor in the decision.
Ramirez was returning from a three-game suspension served after he missed time with an illness. The only run he allowed came on a groundout by Tim Anderson that scored Leury Garcia after his leadoff triple. Ramirez has a 3.24 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 50 innings this season.
Ramirez (suspension) was activated from his three-game suspension and will serve as the opener against the White Sox on Saturday.
The 29-year-old will return to the mound after missing time due to a viral infection and a three-game suspension. Ramirez owns a 3.14 ERA with a 59:16 K:BB in 34 appearances (four starts) this season.
Ramirez (illness) was activated off the 10-day injured list Wednesday and will begin serving his three-game suspension.
Ramirez landed on the injured list with the viral infection in late July but is ready to go after taking a couple weeks to recover. The 29-year-old was appealing the three-game ban -- which stemmed from a July 16 game against the Astros -- but he has opted to begin serving the suspension, leaving the Angels shorthanded for the next three contests. Ramirez will be eligible to rejoin the active roster for Saturday's game versus the White Sox.
Ramirez will drop the appeal of his three-game suspension, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Ramirez was suspended following his last outing for hitting Jake Marisnick with a pitch but has yet to serve the penalty after landing on the injured list. He'll sit out the first three games after he is activated.
Ramirez (illness) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Saturday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ramirez was placed on the 10-day injured list July 27 due to a viral infection, though he's been given the green light to resume pitching again live hitters. Considering his brief absence, he shouldn't need more than a few outings to get back up to speed.
Ramirez (illness) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Ramirez hasn't pitched since Sunday due to a viral infection, and the issue will keep him out for at least another week following his move to the IL. In a corresponding move, Dillon Peters was summoned from the minors to start Saturday against the Orioles.
Ramirez is dealing with a stomach bug, which is why he was not used in Thursday's 16-inning game against the Orioles, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Ramirez didn't make it to the ballpark due to the illness. The 29-year-old reliever would have surely made an appearance given that nine other Angels relievers trotted to the mound. The right-hander is still eligible to play while his appeal of a three-game suspension remains outstanding, but it sounds like he is day-to-day with the illness.
Ramirez will appeal his three-game suspension, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Ramirez will be available to pitch until a decision regarding his appeal is made. The right-hander owns a 3.21 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 58:15 K:BB across 47.2 innings with the Angels this season.
Ramirez was suspended three games for throwing at Jake Marisnick during Tuesday's game, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Assuming he doesn't appeal the suspension, Ramirez will be eligible to return Saturday against the Mariners. Across 33 appearances (47.2 innings) with the Angels this season, the right-hander owns a 3.21 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 58:15 K:BB.
Ramirez will be the opener for Friday's game against Houston, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Ramirez owns an 0.98 ERA over his last 12 appearances. Felix Pena will follow him as the bulk reliever.
Ramirez (3-1) allowed two runs on a hit and a walk while striking out three in his lone inning of work Friday, taking the loss as the Angels were downed 7-2 by the Athletics.
He gave up a quick two-run homer to Matt Olson, which was all it took to stick the right-hander with his first loss of the season. Ramirez has made 27 appearances (three as an opener), recording a 3.32 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 51 strikeouts over 40.2 innings.
Ramirez will pitch as the opener Friday against the Athletics, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ramirez will once again serve as the opener ahead of primary pitcher Felix Pena. It will be Ramirez's third "start" and he has allowed only one hit over 3.1 scoreless innings during those appearances.
Ramirez will work as the Angels' opening pitcher in Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Ramirez has been deployed as an opener just once this season and aced the test, tossing 1.1 perfect frames while striking out three two weeks ago against the Mariners. He'll likely be limited to an inning or two Saturday before giving way to primary pitcher Felix Pena.
Ramirez will serve as the opener for Saturday's game versus the Mariners, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Ramirez last pitched Wednesday against the Athletics and had five strikeouts over 2.1 scoreless frames. The 29-year-old has a 3.90 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 36 K:BB through 30 innings this season, and he will be followed Saturday by left-hander Dillon Peters.
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