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J.C. Ramirez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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J.C. Ramirez suffered a fractured left thumb and ligament sprain earlier this week in a "B" game.
Ramirez was trying to tag a runner when the injury happened. He will undergo surgery on Monday in Cleveland and will likely need 8-10 weeks of rehab. The right-hander signed a minor league contract with the Tribe in November and had been competing for a bullpen job. Mar 13 - 12:45 PM

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Indians signed RHP J.C. Ramirez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ramirez was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster last month and decided to elect free agency. The 25-year-old posted a 7.50 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 16/15 K/BB ratio over 24 innings with Philly but will compete for a spot in the Indians' bullpen.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 12:57:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez has elected free agency.

The 25-year-old right-hander struggled mightily with the during the 2013 season, registering a 7.50 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 16/15 K/BB ratio over 24 innings with the Philles. He wasn't much better at Triple-A either, posting a 4.71 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 36/23 K/BB ratio over 42 innings. He'll shouldn't have a problem securing a minor league deal and spring training invite elsewhere.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Phillies sent RHP J.C. Ramirez outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The 25-year-old posted an ugly 7.50 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 16/15 K/BB ratio in 24 innings this summer out of the Phillies' bullpen. He's now off the 40-man roster.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Phillies purchased the contract of RHP J.C. Ramirez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ramirez allowed 11 earned runs over 13 innings earlier this season for the Phillies before being designated for assignment. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Phillies sent RHP J.C. Ramirez outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ramirez had been designated for assignment Friday, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He's posted a 7.43 ERA during his time with the Phillies this season.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 02:15:00 PM

Phillies designated RHP J.C. Ramirez for assignment.

The club could no longer tolerate Ramirez's 7.43 ERA. Ramirez, who was acquired from the Mariners in the Cliff Lee deal, cleared waivers after being designated for assignment in January. We expect him to do so again.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 03:18:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of RHP J.C. Ramirez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ramirez, 24, will provide bullpen depth with Mike Adams on the disabled list. He has just a 5.30 ERA over 27 appearances between two levels of the minors.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Phillies sent RHP J.C. Ramirez outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ramirez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. He will receive an invitation to spring training. Ramirez posted a 4.01 ERA and 52/31 K/BB ratio over 67 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A in 2012.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Phillies designated RHP J.C. Ramirez for assignment.

The move clears the way for the newly-signed Chad Durbin on the 40-man roster. Ramirez, who was acquired from the Mariners in the Cliff Lee deal, was moved to the bullpen last season and posted a 4.01 ERA and 52/31 K/BB ratio over 67 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A. The 24-year-old could draw interest on waivers.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 01:29:00 PM

Phillies recalled RHP J.C. Ramirez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ramirez failed to impress in his first season as a reliever this year, posting a 4.01 ERA while striking out just 52 over 67 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A. He'll almost surely return to Triple-A to begin 2013.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 09:23:00 AM

The Phillies have moved pitching prospect J.C. Ramirez to the bullpen.

Ramirez posted a lowly 5.6 K/9 rate last season at Double-A Reading, and the Phillies evidently think his stuff will play better out of the bullpen. The 23-year-old should also be able to reach the big leagues faster as a reliever. He could begin 2012 at Triple-A.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 12:41:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez is sporting a 4-0 record and 1.03 ERA with Double-A Reading this season.

The Mariners' former No. 5 prospect, Ramirez was traded to the Phillies in the Cliff Lee deal after the 2009 season. His surgically repaired hip is holding up well, in part because of an offseason rehab program that helped him return to pre-injury shape.
Thu, May 5, 2011 04:41:00 AM

Phillies prospect right-hander Juan Ramirez underwent hip surgery last week.

He is expected to be ready for spring training next season. Ramirez (also known as J.C.) was acquired from the Mariners in the Cliff Lee trade last December. The 22-year-old right-hander posted a 4.82 ERA in 24 starts between High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading this season, averaging 7.3 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 04:37:00 PM

Phillies acquired RHPs Juan Ramirez and Phillippe Aumont and OF Tyson Gillies from the Mariners for LHP Cliff Lee.

Ramirez, 20, was 8-10 with a 5.12 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with Class A High Desert in '09, but his home park wasn't very kind to him. He was much better on the road, posting a 3.09 ERA in 11 starts. His 7.0 K/9 last season are a bit of a concern, but he possesses a plus-fastball and a potentially strong slider. He was ranked as Seattle's No. 5 prospect by Baseball America in 2009.
Wed, Dec 16, 2009 03:03:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1David Murphy
2Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3T.J. House
4Carlos Carrasco
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Bryan Price