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Erasmo Ramirez | Starting 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 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

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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

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.
Mon, May 30, 2016 11:53:00 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.
Wed, May 4, 2016 11:12:00 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.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 12:59:00 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.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 06:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
4Curt Casali
5Luke Maile
1B1Logan Morrison
2Nick Franklin
2B1Brad Miller
2Ryan Brett
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Jason Coats
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Chase Whitley
7Austin Pruitt
8Jaime Schultz
9Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Ryan Garton
8Kevin Gadea
9Tommy Hunter
10Jumbo Diaz
11Justin Marks
12Cory Rasmus
13Diego Moreno