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Neil Ramirez | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: San Francisco Giants
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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Giants purchased the contract of RHP Neil Ramirez from Triple-A Sacramento.
Ramirez was up and down this spring but earned a job, anyway. He'll be used in middle relief. Apr 2 - 2:33 PM

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According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Neil Ramirez is expected to exercise his opt-out clause on Friday if he doesn't make the Giants' Opening Day roster.

Ramirez has seen mixed results this spring, compiling a 3.72 ERA over 10 relief outings. As is, he's probably on the outside looking in for a roster spot. The 27-year-old made 18 appearances for three different clubs last season. He's developing a reputation as a journeyman.
Mar 30 - 5:35 PM

Giants signed RHP Neil Ramirez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ramirez appeared in 18 games this past season between the Cubs, Brewers, and Twins while posting a 6.00 ERA and 24/18 K/BB ratio over 24 innings. The 27-year-old has shown real potential at times, but shoulder issues have gotten in the way. The Giants are willing to take a chance on him, though.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 04:03:00 PM

Neil Ramirez has elected free agency.

Ramirez was removed from the Twins' 40-man roster in the middle of the season. The 27-year-old has been effective at times in the past but hasn't been the same since his shoulder issues cropped up.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 11:08:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 05:56:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 02:06:00 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.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 11:26:00 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.
Tue, May 31, 2016 01:36:00 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.
Sat, May 21, 2016 06:33:00 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.
Sun, May 8, 2016 11:12:00 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.
Thu, May 5, 2016 02:48:00 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.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 05:50:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Christian Arroyo
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Eduardo Nunez
2Jarrett Parker
3Mac Williamson
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Derek Law
4Cory Gearrin
5George Kontos
6Steven Okert
7Neil Ramirez
8Chris Stratton
9Will Smith