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Neil Ramirez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs placed RHP Neil Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with right shoulder inflammation.
The good news is that an MRI didn't reveal any structural damage. It's not clear at this point how long Ramirez will be sidelined. Chris Denorfia (hamstring) has been activated from the DL to take his spot on the roster. Apr 17 - 10:57 AM

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Neil Ramirez will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder.

Ramirez felt discomfort in the shoulder Wednesday while warming up to enter the Cubs' game against the Reds. He faced a batter anyway but had to leave after three pitches. "It's nothing real positive I don't think," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said of his setup man. "I don't like to go to negative town too quickly but we'll see."
Source: ESPN Chicago
Apr 16 - 9:25 AM

Neil Ramirez left Wednesday's game against the Reds with right shoulder discomfort.

There's a fairly wide range of diagnoses for such an affliction, so we'll have to wait until Thursday to learn more about the setup man's outlook. Ramirez has been very active early this season for the Cubs, making five appearances in the club's eight games.
Apr 15 - 11:02 PM

Neil Ramirez left Wednesday's game against the Reds with an undisclosed injury.

Ramirez came on to pitch the ninth inning with a five-run lead, but after three straight balls to Joey Votto he was visited by Cubs trainer PJ Mainville on the mound. Ramirez left with the trainer. Brian Schlitter replaced him in the game. The Cubs should shed some light on his situation shortly.
Apr 15 - 10:34 PM

Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday that Neil Ramirez will remain in the bullpen.

Justin Grimm will also continue to pitch as a reliever. Many have speculated that Ramirez could be an effective starter in the majors, but the 25-year-old had a 1.44 ERA and 53/17 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 relief innings this season and the Cubs would prefer to keep him as a late-inning arm.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 01:29:00 PM

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

Ramirez missed a couple weeks of action with a sore right triceps muscle. He'll return to a setup role for the Cubs, where he's posted a 0.96 ERA and 36/10 K/BB ratio in 28 innings.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Neil Ramirez (triceps) expects to be activated from the disabled list when his 15 days are up.

Ramirez is out with a sore right triceps muscle that he said "started creeping in the last couple outings." He's feeling much better, though, after getting on a program with Cubs athletic trainer PJ Mainville and strength coach Tim Buss. "I've been feeling better this year than I have in the past couple years, so everything I've been doing is starting to help out," Ramirez said. "I want to finish the year strong and build up strength." Ramirez had been optioned to Triple-A before it was rescinded and he was placed on the DL. However, it's possible he'll return with the big club since he got two weeks of rest, which was the team's primary goal in sending him down.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 10:16:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Neil Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right triceps muscle.

Ramirez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa last week, but that has now been voided because of this triceps injury. The 25-year-old right-hander has registered a brilliant 0.96 ERA and 36/10 K/BB ratio in 28 innings of relief this season out of the Chicago bullpen.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Neil Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa.

In a bit of a head-scratching move, the Cubs demote their best reliever to Triple-A. They want to play things cautiously with the workload that the young right-hander shoulders this season, but the 25-year-old has been outstanding with a 0.96 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 36/10 K/BB ratio over his 28 innings of work.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Neil Ramirez worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Phillies on Sunday.

Ramirez has now saved three games for the Cubs and appears to be manager Rick Renteria's first choice for closing games. On Sunday, he got Marlon Byrd to fly out, Carlos Ruiz to line out and Domonic Brown to pop out to end the game. He's got a 1.06 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 26/5 K/BB ratio through 17 innings, and needs to be universally owned.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Neil Ramirez had an adventure in the ninth inning on Friday, but escaped with the lead intact to earn his second save of the season.

It's unclear why Cubs manager Rick Renteria turned to Ramirez instead of Hector Rondon to preserve a two-run advantage, and if it will lead to further chances in the future. He was greeted by a double from Jimmy Rollins, who came around to score on a two-out single from Domonic Brown. Ramirez was able to bear down though, and record the final out with the tying run sitting 90 feet away.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 10:12:00 PM

Neil Ramirez picked up his first save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Hector Rondon was unavailable after pitching in back-to-back games upon his return from paternity leave. Ramirez had no issues, going 1-2-3 in the ninth with a strikeout. Rondon should be the go-to guy for a vast majority of the save chances going forward, but Ramirez is certainly putting himself on the map with a 0.68 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and a 21/4 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings thus far.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Cubs manager Rick Renteria confirmed Friday that Neil Ramirez will serve as the team's closer should a save opportunity arise while Hector Rondon is on paternity leave.

The 25-year-old hurler has been very impressive in his first 13 appearances for the Cubs, allowing just one run (0.77 ERA) while posting a 0.86 WHIP and 19/4 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings. Those desperate for saves in daily formats could take the gamble that he sees an opportunity in the next day or two.
Fri, May 30, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Neil Ramirez from Triple-A Iowa.

Ramirez was sporting a 7.71 ERA in seven innings this season at the Triple-A level, but the Cubs believe in his stuff and will use him in middle relief to help their overworked bullpen. The righty is making his MLB debut.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Neil Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa.

Ramirez was part of the Matt Garza trade last season, and he'll start the year in Triple-A. The 24-year-old may make his major league debut later this year.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Welington Castillo
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Arismendy Alcantara
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Travis Wood
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
8Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6Phil Coke
7Edwin Jackson
8Brian Schlitter
9Zac Rosscup