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Neil Ramirez | Relief Pitcher | #50

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
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Twins sent RHP Neil Ramirez outright to Triple-A Rochester.
Ramirez joined the Twins after they claimed him off waivers from the Brewers in mid-June. He saw 14 2/3 innings of work with the Twins prior to being optioned down the river. In that space, the 27-year-old right-hander was rocked for 10 runs on 15 hits. Jul 20 - 5:56 PM

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Twins claimed RHP Neil Ramirez off waivers from the Brewers.

Ramirez has given up six runs on seven hits over 9 1/3 innings with the Brewers and Cubs this season, but he's shown promise in the past and is worth a flier. He'll work in middle relief.
Jun 12 - 2:06 PM

Brewers designated RHP Neil Ramirez for assignment.

Ramirez's time with the Brewers turned out to be a brief one. The team claimed him off waivers from the Cubs on May 31. Just past a week later, they, too, have opted to designate him for assignment. Between the Cubs and the Brewers, the 27-year-old right-hander allowed six runs on seven hits over 9 1/3 innings. He held a 13/8 K/BB ratio in that space. Ramirez posted a 1.44 ERA in 43 2/3 innings in his Cubs debut in 2014.
Jun 8 - 11:26 PM

Brewers claimed RHP Neil Ramirez off waivers from the Cubs.

Ramirez was designated for assignment 10 days ago and he'll end up staying in the division. The 27-year-old has walked eight batters in just 7 2/3 innings in the majors this season and has an injury history, but he's a worthwhile flyer for a rebuilding team.
May 31 - 1:36 PM

Cubs designated RHP Neil Ramirez for assignment.

Matt Szczur was activated from the disabled list in the corresponding move. Ramirez has struggled to a 4.70 ERA over eight relief outings this year. He'll catch on as a middle relief arm somewhere else.
May 21 - 6:33 PM

Cubs activated RHP Neil Ramirez from the bereavement list.

Ramirez returns to a 4.50 ERA over six appearances. Spencer Patton has been optioned in a corresponding move.
May 8 - 11:12 AM

Cubs placed RHP Neil Ramirez on the bereavement list.

Ramirez has been excused from the club following a death in his family. He'll be out 3-7 days.
May 5 - 2:48 PM

Neil Ramirez pitched a scoreless inning of relief against the Angels on Friday.

This is an important spring for Ramirez, who has plenty of talent, but was limited to just 19 appearances last season due to shoulder and abdominal injuries. The 26-year-old is out of options and would almost certainly be claimed if the Cubs expose him to waivers.
Mar 4 - 5:50 PM

Cubs activated RHP Neil Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list.

Ramirez missed more than five weeks with an abdominal strain and lingering shoulder soreness. The right-hander is back in the Cubs' bullpen Tuesday night in St. Louis.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Neil Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 26, with left abdominal soreness.

The feeling had been that Ramirez was having more shoulder issues, but apparently it was more of an abdominal problem. Either way, he's going to be out for a while.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Neil Ramirez could be placed back on the disabled list due to recurring right shoulder issues.

Ramirez hasn’t pitched since Saturday and had trouble warming up during Tuesday's game. He returned to action a month ago after missing two months with his shoulder woes and it appears he could be facing another extended absence.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 09:15:00 AM

Cubs activated RHP Neil Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list.

Ramirez has missed the last two months of action due to inflammation in his right shoulder, but looked sharp over three minor league rehab outings. He'll give skipper Joe Maddon another option out of the bullpen to protect leads in the late innings.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 05:35:00 PM

The Cubs will activate RHP Neil Ramirez from the disabled list on Sunday.

The Cubs will either place Tsuyoshi Wada on the disabled list or send Donn Roach to Triple-A in the corresponding roster move. Ramirez has missed the last two months with right shoulder inflammation. The right-hander didn't allow a run in three rehab appearances.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Neil Ramirez (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Tennessee on Wednesday.

Ramirez had a setback with his shoulder three weeks ago but has apparently progressed since then. He could provide a big boost to the Cubs' bullpen if the ailment is behind him.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Neil Ramirez is still feeling soreness in his ailing right shoulder.

The update on Ramirez was actually revealed by Justin Grimm, who had been rehabbing with him. "His shoulder is still barking," Grimm said. "They're just going to more slow play it and wait for it to go away. Hopefully we'll get him back soon and take off." Ramirez has been out since mid-April with shoulder inflammation.
Wed, May 27, 2015 09:17:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers