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A.J. Ramos | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 21 (0) / MIA
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A.J. Ramos notched a two-out save against the Reds on Friday.
Jerry Blevins began the ninth inning, but he retired just one batter and loaded the bases before Terry Collins brought the hook. Ramos gave up a sacrifice fly to Zack Cozart before getting Phil Ervin to fly out to end it. He’s now 8-for-8 in save chances since being acquired from the Marlins before the trade deadline. Jeurys Familia is still shaking the rust these days, so Ramos could very well finish the season in the closer role. Sep 8 - 10:17 PM

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A.J. Ramos earned a difficult save against the Reds after entering the game with the bases loaded in the ninth inning.

Starter Rafael Montero began the final frame going for a complete-game shutout. He loaded the bases with one out before Ramos was summoned from the bullpen to put out the fire. The Mets' closer quenched the blaze and saved the shutout by striking out the only two batters he faced. It was his 26th save of the season to go with a 3.61 ERA. Former closer Jeurys Familia is now back in action after missing most of the season and could push Ramos back into a set-up role soon.
Aug 30 - 10:28 PM

A.J. Ramos certainly earned his 25th save of the season on Sunday, recording the final six outs against the Nationals to preserve a one-run lead.

Ramos did allow three hits and a walk in his two frames, but never allowed the tying run to come around. He struck out three in the process. While Jeurys Familia is expected to be eased back into the closer's role, Ramos can continue to stake his claim to the job with fine performances like this one.
Aug 27 - 5:30 PM

A.J. Ramos survived a shaky ninth inning against the Nationals on Friday for his 24th save of the season.

Jeurys Familia was activated from the disabled list on Friday, but the Mets aren’t going to push him into closer duties right away. Ramos walked a tightrope in this one, giving up a leadoff homer to Adam Lind in the ninth before Wilmer Difo doubled. He later walked two batters in the frame to load the bases, but he escaped after retiring Howie Kendrick on a line out and Andrew Stevenson on a strikeout. The Mets are going to be careful with Familia, but he still figures to cut into Ramos’ save chances over the final month of the season.
Aug 25 - 10:55 PM

A.J. Ramos struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

It was his first save in almost two weeks for the struggling Mets. He now has 23 saves with a 3.70 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings between the Marlins and Mets this year.
Aug 23 - 11:41 PM

A.J. Ramos worked a perfect ninth inning on Friday, protecting a one-run advantage against the Phillies to earn his 22nd save of the season.

The Mets took the lead in the top half of the ninth inning and Ramos came in and slammed the door in the bottom half of the frame, picking up a strikeout in the process.
Aug 11 - 11:22 PM

Despite giving up a solo homer, A.J. Ramos picked up his first save for the Mets against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Ramos hadn't had a save chance since arriving in New York and taking over as closer when Addison Reed was traded. He's now allowed four runs in four innings for his new team, but his closing gig is safe until Jeurys Familia returns (if Familia returns).
Aug 8 - 10:44 PM

Mets acquired RHP A.J. Ramos from the Marlins for RHP Merandy Gonzalez and OF Ricardo Cespedes.

It's a very interesting move for the Mets who are sellers at this season's trade deadline. Ramos is under team control through the 2018 season though and should immediately take over the role in New York with Addison Reed on the trade block. He'd presumably move into a set-up role once Jeurys Familia is ready to return. Ramos owns a 3.63 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 47/22 K/BB ratio across 39 2/3 innings in 2017.
Jul 28 - 11:53 PM

A.J. Ramos was asked to earn a four-out save Thursday, working out of trouble to close out a win over the Reds.

After Chris O'Grady held the Reds scoreless over seven innings, the tying run was suddenly at the plate with two outs in the eighth after Junichi Tazawa allowed three singles in relief. Ramos promptly gave up a single of his own to load the bases and bring the winning run to the dish, but he coaxed a weak ground out from Tucker Barnhart to preserve the lead. A hit and a walk once again brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but again, Ramos elicited a pop out to end the threat and the game. The right-hander now has 20 saves despite some high-wire acts, and he owns a 3.63 ERA and 1.31 in 39 2/3 innings of work. He's very much a candidate to be dealt before Monday's trade deadline.
Jul 27 - 11:08 PM

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com heard from a source Thursday that the Marlins "may be getting closer" to finding a trade partner for closer A.J. Ramos.

Ramos has posted an underwhelming 3.76 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 46/21 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings this season, but every contending team is seeking bullpen help and the 30-year-old right-hander seems likely to be moved ahead of Monday's trade deadline. Ramos is making $6.55 million this year and carries one more year of arbitration eligibility in 2018.
Jul 27 - 2:04 PM

A.J. Ramos threw a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation Monday versus the Rangers.

Ramos gave up a leadoff single to Adrian Beltre and a two-out walk to Jonathan Lucroy before inducing a game-ending flyout from Nomar Mazara. The 30-year-old right-hander is a trade candidate for the Marlins with the July 31 deadline rapidly approaching.
Jul 24 - 10:56 PM

A.J. Ramos protected a one-run lead in the ninth inning to earn a save against the Reds on Saturday.

He issued a two-out walk to Zack Cozart but followed that by striking out superstar Joey Votto to end the threat. Ramos has been mentioned in a flurry of trade rumors in recent days. He has a 3.86 ERA with 19 saves on the season.
Jul 23 - 1:30 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that at least six clubs have expressed interest in Marlins' closer A.J. Ramos.

Heyman notes that the Diamondbacks, Rockies, Rays, Red Sox, Brewers and Cubs are among the many clubs interested in acquiring the Marlins' right-hander. The 30-year-old owns a 4.08 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 45/19 K/BB ratio across 35 1/3 innings on the season.
Jul 22 - 9:54 AM

A.J. Ramos tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Reds on Friday for his 18th save of the season.

Ramos induced three ground outs on 20 pitches in the frame. The 30-year-old recently hit a bit of a rough patch, but he has turned in back-to-back scoreless appearances. The Marlins already traded set-up man David Phelps this week and Ramos could be the next one out the door.
Jul 22 - 12:20 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Rays have been "looking at" A.J. Ramos.

Per Heyman, the Rays are also in the running for Tigers closer Justin Wilson, though he's being pursued by a number of other teams and probably a long shot to end up in Tampa Bay. The Marlins just traded setup man David Phelps to the Mariners and dealing Ramos could be their next move. Ramos hasn't had the smoothest year (4.08 ERA, 1.30 WHIP) but he's only blown two saves and still carries an impressive 11.46 K/9 over 36 outings. He'd be an upgrade for a Rays bullpen that ranks 21st in the league in ERA (4.37).
Jul 20 - 4:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Dominic Smith
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Reyes
3Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
2Phillip Evans
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Matt Reynolds
3David Wright
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Taijeron
3Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Michael Conforto
RF1Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
8Chris Flexen
9Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Chase Bradford
9Kevin McGowan
10Jamie Callahan
11Jacob Rhame