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J.C. Ramirez | Starting Pitcher | #66

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / SEA
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Angels transferred RHP J.C. Ramirez to the 60-day disabled list.
Nothing has changed in the recovery process for Ramirez, this was done as a procedural move to free up a spot on the team's 40-man roster. Ramirez will be sidelined until midway through the 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. May 4 - 10:43 PM

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J.C. Ramirez will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Ramirez suffered a partial ulnar collateral ligament tear last September and recently was diagnosed with a full tear. He'll likely be out until around midseason next year and is arbitration-eligible again this offseason.
Apr 13 - 2:25 PM

Doctors have recommended that J.C. Ramirez undergo Tommy John surgery.

Ramirez was diagnosed with a partially torn right ulnar collateral ligament last September and he now has a full tear. It doesn't sound like an official decision has been made yet, but he should go under the knife soon and will likely be out until around midseason next year.
Apr 9 - 5:49 PM

Angels placed RHP J.C. Ramirez on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow strain.

Ramirez felt tightness in his forearm during Saturday's start versus the A's. The Halos have yet to reveal the results of an MRI, but the fact that Ramirez was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament last September doesn't bode well.
Apr 8 - 1:43 PM

J.C. Ramirez allowed three earned runs, two hits and five walks with just one strikeout over two innings in a loss against the Athletics on Saturday and he also experienced some forearm tightness.

Ramirez will be evaluated on Sunday. He had all sorts of control issues, and an injury would certainly explain his inability to find the strike zone. He slipped to 0-2 with a dismal 9.45 ERA, which is obviously not the type of start he was hoping for, especially making his first two appearances at home. It isn't shocking, however, as he was 3-6 with a 4.80 ERA in 12 starts and one relief appearance at home last year, and 8-4 with a 3.48 ERA in 12 starts and 14 appearances on the road.
Apr 8 - 3:09 AM

J.C. Ramirez gave up three homers and five runs in 4 2/3 innings during a loss to the Indians on Monday.

One of the runs was unearned, and one of the homers was an inside-the-park version from Juan Encarnacion that featured some poor outfield defense from Justin Upton. Still, Ramirez wasn't near his best on Monday, and illustrated why he's nothing more than a streaming option -- at best -- for the 2018 season.
Apr 3 - 1:57 AM

J.C. Ramirez got knocked around for four runs on eight hits and a walk in an exhibition start Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

Not the kind of tuneup you want two days from the start of the regular season. Ramirez will be in the Angels' six-man rotation to open the year, but he struck out just 105 batters over 147 1/3 innings in 2017 and can mostly be ignored in standard mixed fantasy formats.
Mar 27 - 11:41 PM

J.C. Ramirez was excellent in his 4 1/3 innings on Sunday, allowing just one run and striking out six against the Rangers.

The only blemish for Ramirez was a solo shot by Nomar Mazara. Outside of that, the 29-year-old right-hander kept the Texas lineup off-balance throughout the afternoon. With the Angels reportedly going with a six-man rotation to begin the year, Ramirez will likely earn one of those spots. The question is whether or not he'll stay in the rotation if (or when) the Angels switch back to a traditional five-man group.
Mar 11 - 5:50 PM

J.C. Ramirez was charged with three runs across 3 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Ramirez struck out four and didn't walk anyone versus a D'Backs lineup containing many regulars, but David Peralta provided a big blow in the third inning with a three-run home run. The Angels right-hander is competing to be part of the team's six-man rotation.
Mar 6 - 4:43 PM

J.C. Ramirez tossed two scoreless innings Thursday against the Giants in his spring training debut.

He yielded just a single and didn't walk anyone while striking out one. Ramirez was shut down in the second half last season with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, but he's successfully rehabbed the injury to this point. He's trying to be part of the Angels' six-man rotation.
Mar 1 - 6:04 PM

J.C. Ramirez (elbow) faced hitters Tuesday for the first time this spring.

Ramirez was shut down last August with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, but he opted for stem cell treatment over surgery (similar to teammate Garrett Richards) and said he felt normal Tuesday. He's lined up to make his Cactus League debut on March 1 as he attempts to win a rotation spot.
Feb 20 - 2:55 PM

J.C. Ramirez (elbow) said Tuesday that he's thrown 10 bullpen sessions and feels normal.

Ramirez threw 50 pitches over two simulated innings in his most recent session at Angels camp in Arizona. The 29-year-old was shut down last August with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, but he has made encouraging progress from stem cell therapy. The big test will be pitching in games, but he should be an option for the Angels' rotation or bullpen if healthy.
Feb 13 - 3:25 PM

Angels GM Billy Eppler tells Jeff Fletcher of the Orange-County Register that J.C. Ramirez (UCL) is making progress.

Eppler tells Fletcher that he's continuing to show healing in his right elbow, which suffered a partial UCL tear that ended his 2017 season in August. It's progressed enough thanks to his stem cell treatment that there's optimism he'll be able to pitch in the 2018 campaign, and he could be ready by the start of the season. The 29-year-old Ramirez threw 147 1/3 innings for the Angels last year with a 4.15 ERA.
Jan 17 - 4:07 PM

Angels and RHP J.C. Ramirez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.

Ramirez was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He held a 4.15 ERA over 147 1/3 innings for the Halos in 2017.
Jan 12 - 3:36 PM

J.C. Ramirez (elbow) will resume a throwing program next week.

Ramirez underwent stem cell therapy in September to combat a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Three ultrasounds since then have showed continued healing to the point that the Angels are hopeful he can avoid surgery. "You’re never out of the woods until they get on a mound and start throwing to hitters," general manager Billy Eppler said. "That’s usually where you find yourself at a point of kind of exhaling."
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 09:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Rene Rivera
1B1Luis Valbuena
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Zack Cozart
2Jefry Marte
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Mike Trout
2Michael Hermosillo
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Chris Young
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Shohei Ohtani
3Matt Shoemaker
4Andrew Heaney
5Tyler Skaggs
6Nick Tropeano
7J.C. Ramirez
8Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keynan Middleton
2Cam Bedrosian
3Blake Parker
4Jim Johnson
5Jose Alvarez
6Noe Ramirez
7Blake Wood
8Justin Anderson
9Ian Krol