Ramirez's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Ramirez signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks in late May, and he posted an 8.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in nine innings across eight relief appearances for Triple-A Reno. The right-hander should serve mainly as a low-leverage reliever in the majors after right-hander Keury Mella was designated for assignment Friday.
Ramirez agreed Thursday with the Diamondbacks on a minor-league contract, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
The Arizona bullpen is lacking in both experienced and quality options at the big-league level, so Ramirez may not have to wait long for a call-up if he impresses early on at Triple-A Reno. The 31-year-old right-hander, who elected free agency earlier this week after the Angels designated him for assignment, owns a 4.20 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 186 career relief appearances in the majors.
Ramirez cleared waivers and elected free agency Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The 31-year-old was designated for assignment over the weekend and will hit free agency rather than report to the minors. Ramirez made two appearances for the Angels, allowing two earned runs on five hits with one walk and zero strikeouts over 3.1 innings.
Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Angels on Sunday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Angels acquired Hunter Strickland from the Rays and bumped Ramirez a day later to make room on the roster. Traded to the Reds in the offseason in the Raisel Iglesias deal, Ramirez was cut loose by Cincinnati and returned to Anaheim. He allowed two runs on four hits -- including a homer -- over three innings against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Ramirez's contract was selected by the Angels on Tuesday.
Ramirez was sent to the Reds in the Raisel Iglesias trade over the winter but was later released and returned to the Angels on a minor-league deal. The 31-year-old could be a useful member of the team's bullpen, as he owns a 3.76 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over the last two seasons.
Ramirez has been throwing at the Angels' alternate training site and could be ready to contribute to the big club if called upon, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Ramirez spent most of spring training with the Reds before being released and then picked up by the Angels. He didn't make the big-league roster out of camp, but he has been with the organization (outside of his brief time with Cincinnati) since 2017, so there isn't much mystery about how he could slot into the big-league bullpen. Ramirez is likely close to the front of the line to be called up to the majors if a spot opens up for a reliever.
Ramirez signed a contract with the Angels on Sunday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Ramirez was let go by Cincinnati on Saturday but will rejoin his former team just one day later. The terms of the deal aren't yet clear, but the agreement isn't expected to be a major-league contract, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. The right-hander will have to clear intake protocols before joining the club. Although Ramirez will likely begin the year in the minors, he could return to the major-league bullpen at some point after posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 21 relief innings with the team last year.
Ramirez was released by the Reds on Saturday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Ramirez was acquired by the Reds in the Raisel Iglesias trade in December, but the right-hander was unable to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster. Ramirez gave up six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four in six innings this spring and will now search for a role with another club ahead of the regular season.
Ramirez pitched in a simulated game Monday in Reds camp in which he struck out three batters, working on his changeup and slider, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Ramirez had struggled with those pitches in his first two spring training games, allowing four runs in two innings. "It's pretty much tuning up for the year," Ramirez said. "During these times, the first couple outings are all about feel, especially with me. I'm pretty erratic with my mechanics, so it takes me a little bit to really get dialed in again."
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.
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