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Erasmo Ramirez | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / SEA
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Erasmo Ramirez recorded his fourth win in relief and fifth overall with two scoreless innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Ramirez allowed an inherited runner to score after replacing Drew Smyly in the sixth, which tied the game and earned him a blown save. He got the win when the Rays went on to score six times in the following two frames. It's ridiculous that the Rays are now talking about leaving Ramirez in the pen, and patently unfair to a guy who is arbitration eligible this winter, but it might happen, at least for a little while. May 4 - 11:12 PM

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Rays manager Kevin Cash indicated Thursday that it's possible Erasmo Ramirez will remain in the team's bullpen.

Ramirez has made just one start so far, as the Rays have essentially gone with a four-man rotation given all of their off days. They'll need a regular fifth starter in May, but Cash sounds like he likes the idea of keeping Ramirez in the bullpen. "He's been impacting us in a big way and he's done it in an even bigger way (as a reliever," Cash said. If the Rays do wind up keeping Ramirez in the bullpen, that could open the door for Blake Snell.
Apr 29 - 12:59 PM

Erasmo Ramirez recorded his fourth win by getting four outs in relief Thursday against the Red Sox.

Ramirez had to be awfully disappointed to be left out of the Rays' rotation to begin the year, but here he is tied for the major league lead in wins 2 1/2 weeks into the year. Three of those wins have come in relief, the other in a spot start against the White Sox last weekend. He had been slated to start Saturday, but that assignment will likely have to go to someone else after Thursday's relief appearance.
Apr 21 - 6:06 PM

Erasmo Ramirez tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Ramirez scattered three hits while striking out four in the outing. It was his first start of the season after beginning the year in the bullpen, part of the reason why he left after just 66 pitches. He's not going anywhere now -- the bullpen assignment was only for lack of necessity for a fifth starter until mid-April -- and he'll carry a 1.54 ERA into Friday's start at the Yankees.
Apr 16 - 9:37 PM

Erasmo Ramirez will make his first start of the season on Saturday against the White Sox.

Ramirez has made three scoreless relief appearances, but the Rays have held back their No. 5 starter to this point. He'll face off against John Danks.
Apr 15 - 3:43 PM

Erasmo Ramirez could make a spot start for the Rays on Saturday against the White Sox.

There was some thought that Matt Andriese might get that nod, but he threw 93 pitches in a start for Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. Top pitching prospect Blake Snell started Tuesday night at Durham, so he isn't an option either. Ramirez, pitching in long relief to open the season, makes sense for the emergency assignment. He could maybe line himself up for more starts if the outing goes well.
Apr 14 - 9:00 AM

Erasmo Ramirez will begin the year in the bullpen.

The Rays have multiple off-days in the early part of the season, so they'll use a four-man rotation (Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi, Drew Smyly, and Matt Moore) out of the gate. Ramirez will pitch in relief for the time being, but he should be back in the mix by the end of April.
Mar 29 - 1:07 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Friday that the team could "get away" with using four starters at the beginning of the season due to off days.

If that's what Cash ends up doing, it would likely mean Erasmo Ramirez would pitch in relief for a while. Ramirez pitched well for the Rays last season (3.75 ERA) and has had a pretty good spring (4.50 ERA, 15 strikeouts in 14 innings), but that they might decide to skip him for a start or two speaks to the strength of their rotation.
Mar 25 - 12:11 PM

Erasmo Ramirez pitched six innings of one-run ball and struck out eight as the Rays beat the Twins 5-2 on Wednesday.

The Rays one even though Ramirez was the only member of the team's 40-man roster to make the trip. He actually pitched in relief so that Dana Eveland could get a look against first-stringers. Ramirez, who has nothing to prove this spring, took over in the fourth and finished from there. He'll be the Rays' fifth starter, though he could pitch some in relief next month because of all of the team's off days.
Mar 23 - 4:55 PM

Erasmo Ramirez struck out three in two scoreless innings Thursday in his start versus the Orioles.

Ramirez was one of the AL's better starters over the final four months of last year, so he entered the spring assured a spot in Tampa Bay's rotation. He's a borderline mixed-league option, but he can be counted on to aid AL-only leaguers.
Mar 3 - 4:16 PM

Rays and RHP Erasmo Ramirez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.375 million contract.

Ramirez, who can earn $25,000 more in incentives, qualified for an extra year of arbitration as a Super 2 player. He held a 3.75 ERA over 163 1/3 frames for Tampa last season.
Jan 15 - 1:57 PM

Erasmo Ramirez has qualified for arbitration as a Super Two player.

That gives him an extra year of arbitration. The new Super Two cutoff is 2.13 years of service time. Ramirez has accumulated 2.158. Teammate Chris Archer also qualified for Super Two status.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 06:50:00 PM

Erasmo Ramirez turned in a tough outing in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing four runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Ramirez struck out three and walked one on the evening. Three of the four runs on his line scored in the sixth inning. Despite what was certainly a mediocre final start, the 25-year-old right-hander can look back on a 2015 season in which he pitched to a respectable 3.75 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 126/40 K/BB ratio across 163 1/3 innings (33 appearances, 26 starts).
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:30:00 PM

Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven innings of two-run ball in defeating the Red Sox on Thursday.

Ramirez struck out six and walked none in his latest rock-solid start. His season ERA of 3.65 still isn't particularly exceptional, but he gave up 15 runs over 5 1/3 innings in his first two appearances of the year. Since then, his ERA stands at 2.89 in 152 2/3 innings.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Erasmo Ramirez was the tough luck loser in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Orioles, allowing two runs on nine hits over seven innings.

Ramirez struck out four without walking a batter. While the Orioles did batter him up for nine hits over his seven innings of work, he was able to mostly limit the damage. Adam Jones burned him for both runs, notching an RBI ground out in the opening inning and an RBI single in the sixth. Ramirez will carry a 3.70 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into his next start, a road showdown with the Red Sox.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 09:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Steve Geltz
7Dana Eveland
8Erasmo Ramirez