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Erasmo Ramirez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Making his first start for the Rays, Erasmo Ramirez was lit up for nine runs -- seven earned -- in 3 1/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
If there's any good news for the Rays here, it's that Ramirez has been so bad in his two appearances that he has a great chance of clearing waivers. He has a 23.63 ERA and a 3.75 WHIP. Apr 15 - 11:15 PM

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Erasmo Ramirez will start on Wednesday in Toronto.

That had been the assumption as long as he wasn't needed in relief the last few days. Ramirez has some ability and is intriguing in Tampa Bay, but he's underachieved in his career to this point and was rocked in a relief appearance last week. Fantasy owners should stay away for now.
Apr 14 - 10:27 PM

Erasmo Ramirez or Matt Andriese are expected to start Tuesday's on short rest versus the Blue Jays.

The Rays decided to give the ball to Steve Geltz on Friday as a way to manipulate their roster during an interleague series. Andriese and Ramirez will pitch 2-3 relief innings Friday before coming back on three days' rest in Toronto. We're intrigued by Ramirez's deep league potential in Tampa, but fantasy owners rolling him out there on short rest probably isn't the best strategy.
Apr 10 - 5:57 PM

Erasmo Ramirez fanned six while allowing one run in 3 2/3 innings Saturday against the Tigers.

Ramirez was supposed to pitch just three innings, but he was efficient enough to go back out for part of a fourth. He'll serve as the Rays' fifth starter, at least until Alex Cobb or Drew Smyly returns. There should be the opportunity for him to stick in the rotation, but he'll probably need to outpitch Nate Karns for that to happen.
Apr 4 - 3:26 PM

Rays acquired RHP Erasmo Ramirez from the Mariners in exchange for LHP Mike Montgomery.

Ramirez wasn't going to make the Mariners' Opening Day roster and was out of options, but he's a nice little under-the-radar pickup for the Rays. The right-hander will likely slide right into Tampa's rotation with Alex Cobb (forearm), Matt Moore (elbow), Drew Smyly (shoulder) and Alex Colome (pneumonia) slated to begin the season on the disabled list. Ramirez could have some fantasy value in deeper formats.
Mar 31 - 10:19 PM's Greg Johns reports that the Mariners "certainly will pursue trade options" involving Erasmo Ramirez.

Ramirez is out of options and, as Johns writes, "remains a long shot at making the 25-man roster." He had pitched well in Cactus League play before being knocked around on Monday and could have some untapped potential despite a 4.62 ERA over 206 2/3 innings in the majors. Ramirez will turn just 25 in May and might make for a nice under-the-radar trade addition.
Mar 23 - 10:18 PM

Erasmo Ramirez tossed four scoreless innings in Wednesday's Cactus League start against the Athletics.

The A's were only able to work one hit and one walk against the right-hander, who also struck out two in the effort. Though Ramirez has had a solid spring, he remains a long shot to earn the final spot in the Mariners' rotation as Taijuan Walker and Roenis Elias are both ahead of him on the depth chart. It's more likely that Ramirez winds up in the bullpen or the Triple-A Tacoma starting rotation.
Mar 18 - 6:38 PM

Erasmo Ramirez tiptoed through a pair of scoreless inning in his Cactus League debut on Friday, surrendering four hits but no damage against the Dodgers.

As he's typically done throughout his young career, Ramirez allowed plenty of baserunners, but this time was able to avoid any trouble. The 24-year-old could land a spot in the Mariners bullpen as a long reliever, but is likely to begin the season as rotation depth at Triple-A Tacoma.
Mar 6 - 6:20 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Triple-A Tacoma.

Ramirez will pitch out of the bullpen the rest of the way for the M's. He holds a 5.21 ERA across 14 starts with the big club this season.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 06:06:00 PM

Erasmo Ramirez will rejoin the Mariners on Tuesday and work out of the bullpen.

Ramirez was hammered for 10 earned runs in three-plus innings Wednesday in a spot start against the Rangers, launching his season ERA to 5.21. He will operate as a long reliever down the stretch for Seattle.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 02:44:00 PM

Mariners optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Tacoma.

Ramirez was pounded for 10 earned runs in three-plus innings Wednesday in a spot start. He'll be back next month but might be used as a reliever.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Erasmo Ramirez was pounded for 10 earned runs in three-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rangers.

It was the worst loss of the season for Seattle. Ramirez had a clean first inning, but the floodgates opened in the second and didn't close until he was lifted in the fourth. Ramirez has considerable upside, but he now owns a 5.21 ERA in 14 starts this season at the major league level.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Triple-A Tacoma.

He'll start on Wednesday against the Rangers before either returning to the Tacoma rotation or moving to a relief role. Ramirez holds a 4.06 ERA over 13 starts for the M's this season.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Erasmo Ramirez will be recalled to start on Wednesday versus the Rangers.

It was a given after the other option to take the ball, Taijuan Walker, made his regularly scheduled start on Monday at Triple-A Tacoma. Ramirez will just be making a spot start, as the M's are giving Felix Hernandez a couple days of extra rest.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Mariners optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Tacoma.

Ramirez tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings on Sunday afternoon against the White Sox, but it was only meant to be a spot start. He should get another look in the Seattle rotation sometime soon.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2Allan Dykstra
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Drew Smyly
5Nate Karns
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Colome
8Matt Andriese
9Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Grant Balfour
4Ernesto Frieri
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Steve Geltz
8Jose Dominguez
9C.J. Riefenhauser
10Brandon Gomes