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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

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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

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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

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

Ramirez, 27, posted a 5.32 ERA and 16/11 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings this past season while making stops with the Diamondbacks and Mariners. He'll attempt to win a bullpen job in the spring.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 03:20:00 PM

Mariners sent RHP J.C. Ramirez outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Daniel Robertson. Ramirez held a 5.32 ERA over 20 appearances for the D'Backs and Mariners this season.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:10:00 PM

Mariners recalled RHP J.C. Ramirez from Triple-A Tacoma.

Ramirez was acquired from the Diamondbacks back in late July for cash considerations. The 26-year-old has posted some decent numbers over the last two seasons in the minor leagues and should get some looks in middle relief as the Mariners play out the string in 2015.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Mariners acquired RHP J.C. Ramirez from the Diamondbacks in exchange for cash or future considerations.

Ramirez was removed from Arizona's 40-man roster last month and is now getting a fresh start in another organization. He holds a 4.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 11/4 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings in the majors this season.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 08:49:00 PM

Diamondbacks sent RHP J.C. Ramirez outright to Triple-A Reno.

Ramirez was designated for assignment by Arizona last weekend and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old right-hander will continue to function as organizational relief depth for the Diamondbacks.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated RHP J.C. Ramirez for assignment.

The 26-year-old appeared in 12 games for the D'Backs, posting a 4.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 11/4 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings. He could attract some interest on waivers from teams searching for bullpen help.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 03:36:00 PM

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