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J.C. Ramirez | Starting Pitcher | #66

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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J.C. Ramirez allowed just two hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Athletics.
Ramirez, normally a relief pitcher, also struck out seven batters in just his third career start. It was the best performance by an Angels starting pitcher this season. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next scheduled start Sunday at Texas. The Nicaraguan hurler is just 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA over 14 innings in four road appearances (two starts) this season. Apr 26 - 2:18 AM

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Though he struck out nine, J.C. Ramirez gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

Ramirez has surrendered eight runs over 10 1/3 innings in his two starts. He has a far better chance of being useful in the pen than in the rotation.
Apr 20 - 12:00 AM

Making his first major league start, J.C. Ramirez surrendered five runs over five innings in Friday’s loss to the Royals.

After making 111 relief appearances in the majors, Ramirez was asked to start with Garrett Richards (biceps) on the disabled list. Mike Trout gave the Angels the early lead with an RBI single in the top of the first, but Ramirez served up a two-run homer to Mike Moustakas in the bottom of the frame and the Royals got to him again in the second and third innings. The 28-year-old settled down from there, so at least he didn’t overly tax the bullpen. He struck out three and walked a pair. Ramirez could receive at least one more start, but most fantasy owners have better options.
Apr 15 - 12:25 AM

J.C. Ramirez will make a spot start for the Angels on Friday in Kansas City.

Matt Shoemaker is going to be pushed to Saturday after surrendering seven runs -- six earned -- over 4 1/3 innings Sunday versus the Mariners. Ramirez owns a 5.40 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in three appearances this season out of the Angels' bullpen and makes for a poor fantasy streaming option, even against the punchless Royals.
Apr 13 - 1:43 AM

J.C. Ramirez pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings out of the pen in Wednesday's win over the A's.

After Garrett Richards was forced out of action with a potential arm injury in the fifth inning, Jose Alvarez came on to record two outs before handing off the baton with one out in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old Ramirez proceeded to strike out two while scattering two hits over the next 2 2/3 frames, with Yusmeiro Petit finishing matters off with a scoreless ninth. It was a nice bullpen effort on the whole given Richards' early departure.
Apr 6 - 1:39 AM

J.C. Ramirez struggled in Sunday's Cactus League start against the Royals, surrendering five runs on eight hits over his 4 2/3 innings of work.

Pitching to perhaps secure a spot in the club's opening day rotation, Ramirez turned in perhaps his worst start of the spring. He was tagged for a pair of homers in the contest, with Paulo Orlando and Brandon Moss each leaving the yard during a four-run fourth inning. He now sports a 5.91 ERA in Cactus League competition.
Mar 26 - 8:33 PM

J.C. Ramirez tossed five innings of one-run ball Tuesday in his Cactus League start against the Reds.

The one run he gave up came on a solo shot by Reds outfielder Ryan Raburn in the bottom of the fourth inning. Ramirez struck out six and walked none while lowering his spring ERA from 6.17 to 4.86. The right-hander is likely going to fall into a middle relief role when the regular season begins.
Mar 21 - 6:37 PM

J.C. Ramirez drew a start against the Padres on Monday and allowed one run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings of work.

He walked two and punched out three. Ramirez pitched 78 2/3 innings of relief with a 4.35 ERA between the Reds and Angels last season. He is being stretched out as a starter this spring but seems to be a longshot to make the rotation. The Angels have several guys in front of him on the depth chart, but many of them are recovering from injuries. Ramirez will serve as an insurance policy in case the Angels run out of healthy starters. He is more likely to pitch from the bullpen once the regular season begins.
Feb 27 - 7:49 PM

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Wednesday that the club will stretch J.C. Ramirez out as a starter during spring training.

Ramirez was claimed off waivers from the Reds back in June and posted a 2.91 ERA over 43 relief appearances the rest of the way, but the Angels appear prepared to throw him into the fifth starter mix. It's not the worst idea as an insurance policy. Of course, plans could change depending on how he fares or if the Angels manage to land another starter this winter.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 03:00:00 PM

Angels claimed RHP J.C. Ramirez off waivers from the Reds.

Ramirez, 27, holds a 6.40 ERA this season and a 6.41 ERA over 65 career appearances in the majors. He's merely a depth guy for the Angels.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 01:57:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez (quad) surrendered four earned runs while securing only one out Wednesday versus St. Louis.

Ramirez was called on for mop-up duty in the top of the seventh inning, after the Cardinals were already well into their 12-7 rout. He served up five hits, including Jhonny Peralta's first home run of the year -- a laser-beam shot to left field. Ramirez hadn't pitched since Sunday because of a bruised right quad. He now has a 6.95 ERA for the year.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 08:58:00 AM

J.C. Ramirez was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Nationals due to a bruised right quad.

He sustained the injury when he was hit by a comebacker. He probably wasn't long for the game anyways though, as he had allowed a pair of runs on four hits in just 2/3 of an inning. He should be back to work in a day or two.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 04:18:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez left Sunday's game against the Nationals after taking a comebacker off his foot.

Ramirez probably wouldn't have been in the game much longer, anyway, as he'd already allowed two runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning. The Reds should have more on his status later Sunday.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 03:30:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez notched his first career save by retiring the only batter he faced in Monday's win over the Rockies.

Don't read too much into this. Ramirez had to relieve closer Tony Cingrani, who entered the ninth with a six-run lead looking to get some work in but departed having allowed three runs. Ross Ohlendorf, who looks to be second in line for saves in Cincy, struck out two in a perfect eighth inning. Anything can happen in the Reds' mess of a bullpen, but we wouldn't pick up Ramirez, whose ERA on the year sits at 5.21.
Mon, May 30, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP J.C. Ramirez from Triple-A Louisville.

Ramirez, 27, posted a 5.32 ERA and 16/11 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings this past season with the Diamondbacks and Mariners. He'll be used in middle relief.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 03:41:00 PM

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