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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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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. Jul 31 - 3:08 PM

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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.
Jul 29 - 9:36 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.
Jun 30 - 3:06 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.
Jun 29 - 3:39 PM

Erasmo Ramirez was blasted for four earned runs in only one-third of an inning on Monday night against the Royals.

Ramirez entered in the bottom of the eighth and gave up singles to Alcides Escobar, Whit Merrifield, and Lorenzo Cain before Eric Hosmer launched a 414-foot bomb to center field. The former starter’s glowing 2.37 ERA took a beating and now sits at 3.29 for the season.
May 30 - 11:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Luke Maile
2Curt Casali
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Willy Adames
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Chih-Wei Hu
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Danny Farquhar
7Ryan Garton
8Eddie Gamboa
9Ryne Stanek
10Jose Alvarado
11Kevin Gadea