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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Monday that J.C. Ramirez has shown continued healing in his right elbow.

Ramirez underwent stem cell therapy in September for a damaged ulnar collateral ligament, but a follow-up ultrasound on Monday showed progress. The Angels are encouraged enough that they think he can avoid surgery. The plan calls for him to be reevaluated in four weeks before potentially coming up with a throwing program. Ramirez had a 4.15 ERA and 105/49 K/BB ratio over 147 1/3 innings this season prior to hurting his elbow.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 10:57:00 AM

Angels transferred RHP J.C. Ramirez to the 60-day disabled list.

That means that Ramirez will miss the remainder of the season with his strained right elbow. It also frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Halos to add another player as a September call-up.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 07:11:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez (elbow) has a follow-up exam scheduled for Thursday.

Ramirez received platelet-rich plasma treatment last week after landing on the disabled list with a right elbow strain and the hope is doctors will find significant healing. There is no timetable for his return to the Angels' rotation at this point. He could very well be done for the year even if his rehab goes smoothly.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 06:28:00 PM

Angels placed RHP J.C. Ramirez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 20, with a right elbow strain.

The Halos initially referred to Ramirez's injury as right forearm irritation, but after an MRI on Monday they're now saying it's his elbow. It's unclear at this point how long Ramirez will be sidelined. The Angels could give Troy Scribner another shot in the rotation or might potentially bring Jesse Chavez back in from the bullpen.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 07:15:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez (forearm) is not expected to make his next scheduled start.

Ramirez will undergo an MRI on Monday but is unlikely to start this week even if it comes back clean. He's probably headed to the disabled list after hurting his forearm Saturday. It's unclear who might take his spot in the rotation.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 12:07:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez left Saturday's start against the Orioles with right forearm irritation.

Ramirez injured himself while covering first base in the sixth inning. He scattered five hits and one run over 5 1/3 innings before exiting. Ramirez is scheduled for an MRI on Monday. A DL stint could be forthcoming.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 10:50:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez allowed three earned runs, seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts across five innings in a no-decision Saturday in Seattle.

Ramirez threw just 56 of his 96 pitches for strikes. He has actually been more successful on the road this season than at home, posting a 7-4 record with a 3.64 ERA in 13 appearances (11 starts) as opposed to 3-6 with a 4.80 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts) at the Big A. The good news is that his next scheduled start will come on the road next Saturday in Baltimore.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 03:08:00 AM

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