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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
Contract: view contract details

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Erasmo Ramirez was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Orioles.
There are uncertain weather conditions in Baltimore and the Rays don't want to mess with Ramirez on a night that include multiple delays. Ramirez held the Tigers to one run over five innings in his sharp 2017 debut last Thursday. Austin Pruitt will start against the O's instead on Tuesday, and Ramirez could be available out of the bullpen. Apr 25 - 7:06 PM

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Making his first start of the season, Erasmo Ramirez limited the Tigers to one run over five innings on Thursday.

He struck out five and walked none. The only run came on Ian Kinsler's homer leading off the game. Ramirez has always been worthy of a spot in Tampa Bay's rotation, but it was argued for much of last year that he was more valuable as a reliever. He's likely to start at least once more before Jake Odorizzi comes off the DL.
Apr 20 - 4:25 PM

Erasmo Ramirez will replace Jake Odorizzi (hamstring) in the Rays' rotation on Thursday against the Tigers.

This comes after Ramirez allowed one run on three hits and no walks over four innings when Odorizzi was forced to exit his start on Saturday against the Red Sox. Ramirez could be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats while Odorizzi is sidelined.
Apr 17 - 2:29 PM

Erasmo Ramirez did a nice job filling in for an injured Jake Odorizzi, allowing just three hits and one run over four solid innings Saturday in the Rays’ loss to the Red Sox.

Ramirez gave up a home run to Mitch Moreland on his very first pitch after Odorizzi left with hamstring tightness in the second inning. He settled down after that, retiring eight hitters in a row before yielding another hit to Moreland. It’s possible Ramirez could enter the starting rotation if Odorizzi lands on the disabled list, though the Rays may feel he’s more valuable in a long relief role.
Apr 15 - 9:14 PM

Erasmo Ramirez pitched four innings and allowed three runs -- one earned -- in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

Although he missed the first half of the spring with a hamstring injury, the Rays are still stretching Ramirez out as a rotation candidate. It's an encouraging development for him, though he has been mentioned as a trade candidate recently.
Mar 24 - 5:11 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rays could trade from their pitching depth.

Rosenthal names Erasmo Ramirez as the strongest candidate to be dealt. Given that he's making $3.2 million this season and under team control for 2018-2019, he should draw plenty of interest. The 26-year-old posted a 3.77 ERA and 63/26 K/BB ratio over 90 2/3 innings in 2016. He worked almost exclusively out of the bullpen last year, but he also has experience as a starter.
Mar 21 - 1:36 PM

Erasmo Ramirez gave up three runs -- two earned -- in two-plus innings Friday against the Twins.

Ramirez allowed just one hit, that being a Jorge Polanco homer in the second. He was pulled in the third after walking Drew Stubbs and then committing an error on a comebacker. Ramirez, who got off to a late start this spring because of hamstring soreness, is likely to reprise his bullpen role for the Rays.
Mar 17 - 3:55 PM

Erasmo Ramirez pitched a pair of hitless innings against the Blue Jays in his spring debut Sunday.

Ramirez hadn't pitched because of a sore hamstring he'd been dealing with since the beginning of the spring. It's unlikely that he'll get to open this year back in the Rays' rotation, though since Matt Andriese hasn't stepped up to seize the job, there might still be some chance. Odds are that Ramirez will remain in the pen, though.
Mar 12 - 4:47 PM

Erasmo Ramirez (hamstring) threw live batting practice on Wednesday.

Ramirez dealt with some hamstring soreness at the start of camp, but he's coming along. He could be an option for the rotation, but odds are that Matt Andriese begins the year as the fifth starter and Ramirez pitches out of the bullpen.
Mar 8 - 3:42 PM

Erasmo Ramirez (hamstring) will resume throwing off a mound on Saturday.

Ramirez has been battling a sore hamstring but is coming along. He'll compete for a rotation spot this spring with the Rays but could wind up back in a swingman role.
Feb 17 - 10:04 AM

Rays and RHP Erasmo Ramirez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.125 million contract.

It's a nice raise for Ramirez in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Ramirez pitched almost exclusively in relief in 2016 but could move back into Tampa's rotation in 2017 following the trade of Drew Smyly.
Jan 13 - 2:30 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Giants are considering Erasmo Ramirez.

They're kicking the tires on a lot of starters, with Jeremy Hellickson and Wade Miley also under consideration. Ramirez has been used exclusively in relief since April and would need to be built back up to start.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 03:08:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Orioles have had trade discussions with the Rays regarding Erasmo Ramirez.

They would be interested in using Ramirez as a starter, as he evidently represents a backup plan after they missed out on Andrew Cashner. Ramirez has been used almost exclusively as a reliever this season and hasn't gone more than two innings since mid-May, so obviously it will take a bit for his stamina to be built back up. He holds a 3.90 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 46/16 K/BB ratio over 60 innings this season and is under team control through 2019.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 09:36:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that Erasmo Ramirez is "still in play" for the Dodgers even after they acquired Bud Norris.

Rosenthal does note, however, that the "need is not as acute" anymore. Ramirez has been used almost exclusively as a reliever with the Rays this season but probably wouldn't take too long to get stretched out to start.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 03:06:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are interested in Rays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez.

The idea would be to use Ramirez as a stopgap option in the starting rotation. Ramirez has pitched almost exclusively in relief with the Rays this season while posting a 3.68 ERA and 38/12 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings, but he has had success as a starter in the past. He just became arbitration-eligible for the first time last winter as a Super Two player, so the Rays would probably seek a nice piece in return in order to get a deal done with Andrew Friedman and company.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 03:39:00 PM

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Jumbo Diaz
10Austin Pruitt
11Ryan Garton
12Chih-Wei Hu