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Erasmo Ramirez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Erasmo Ramirez struggled in a loss to the Athletics on Sunday, serving up five runs in six innings of work.
Ramirez had trouble finding the plate, issuing five walks. The damage was mostly done via the home run, allowing a first-inning leadoff home run to Billy Burns and a three-run blast to Mark Canha in the sixth inning. He gave up five hits and struck out four on the afternoon. Across five starts and seven relief appearances, Ramirez has a poor 6.62 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 29/16 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings. He'll face the Orioles at Camden Yards next weekend. May 24 - 4:11 PM

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Erasmo Ramirez earned his second straight win Tuesday, allowing three runs over five innings against the Braves.

Ramirez allowed just two hits and two walks, but the Braves collected all four in the second inning to put up a three spot. The right-hander struck out five and has now allowed runs in just one of his previous 10 innings spanning two starts. He's always had the talent, and the Rays certainly have job openings for him if he continues to pitch well. Ramirez will try to keep it going Sunday against the A's.
May 19 - 10:08 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are likely to utilize Monday's off-day to skip Erasmo Ramirez' next start.

Nate Karns is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, then they are likely to throw Jake Odorizzi on Wednesday on his regular rest. That would push Ramirez back to Saturday against the Athletics. Even after throwing five scoreless innings his last time out, he isn't a recommended streaming option.
May 16 - 9:46 AM

Erasmo Ramirez allowed one hit over five scoreless innings Thursday to beat the Yankees for his first win with the Rays.

Ramirez started tonight despite pitching two innings in relief Monday, so he wasn't expected to go long. The Rays likely would have taken three or four solid innings from him, but he exceeded their expectations, striking out four on the night. This should ensure that he gets another start next week.
May 14 - 10:14 PM

Erasmo Ramirez will start on Thursday versus the Yankees.

Ramirez threw two relief innings on Monday, but the Rays are evidently comfortable bringing him back on two days' rest. His pitch count will surely be quite limited. Ramirez holds an 8.38 ERA over 19 1/3 innings for the Rays.
May 12 - 10:03 PM

Erasmo Ramirez's second start with the Rays was much sharper than his first, as he pitched four innings and allowed just one run against the Blue Jays.

In his first start with the Rays, Ramirez was lit on fire by the Blue Jays to the tune of nine runs (seven earned) in just 3 1/3 innings. In a repeat match-up on Saturday, the Rays pulled Ramirez after just four innings, but the end result was much improved. Ramirez allowed four hits, struck out two and walked one in the contest. The lone run surrendered came via a Josh Donaldson RBI single in the first inning. Ramirez dropped his ERA to 13.94 when all was said and done. If he gets another start, it will come against the Orioles.
Apr 25 - 9:08 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Friday that Erasmo Ramirez will start on Saturday.

That's the sound of legions of DFS players rushing to stack the Blue Jays on Saturday. Ramirez has been a dumpster fire for the Rays this season, registering a 19.89 ERA and 3.16 WHIP in 6 1/3 innings. Matt Andriese, the other candidate to pitch Saturday, worked the final three innings of Friday's game to earn his first career save.
Apr 24 - 11:21 PM

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

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

MLB.com'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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Nate Karns
4Alex Colome
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Moore
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates