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A.J. Ramos | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 21 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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A.J. Ramos got the last two outs of the game to earn a save against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Left-hander Jerry Blevins got the first out of the ninth inning before the Mets turned to Ramos to close things out while protecting a three-run advantage. Ramos walked the first batter he faced, then induced a game-ending double-play ball off the bat of Starlin Castro. It was Ramos' first save of the season. He is serving as the secondary option in the Mets' closer committee behind Jeurys Familia this season. Familia already has five saves and can be expected to get the bulk of the save chances moving forward. Apr 11 - 10:13 PM

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Mets and RHP A.J. Ramos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.225 million contract.

Ramos was in his third and final year of arbitration after earning $6.55 million in 2017. The 31-year-old will battle it out with Jeurys Familia this spring to determine who opens the regular season in the closer's role for the Mets.
Jan 13 - 9:21 AM

A.J. Ramos (biceps) is available to pitch Friday.

He hasn't pitched in a week due to right biceps tendinitis but has been cleared for action. Jeurys Familia has retaken his closer job, so Ramos can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 04:08:00 PM

A.J. Ramos will be unavailable on Tuesday night due to right biceps tendinitis.

And he could be done for the season with only six games remaining for the out-of-contention Mets. Ramos, acquired from the Marlins in late July, will be eligible for salary arbitration this winter after earning $6.55 million in 2017.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 04:02:00 PM

A.J. Ramos took a blown save after giving up three runs and five hits in the ninth Tuesday against the Marlins.

Ouch. It's Ramos's first blown save in eight chances for the Mets, so he shouldn't lose his job over it. Still, since Jeurys Familia is pitching better of late, there is the chance the Mets will want to give him a ninth-inning lead or two before the end of the year.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:02:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 10:17:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 10:28:00 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.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 05:30:00 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.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:55:00 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.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 11:41:00 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.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 11:22:00 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).
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:44:00 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.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 11:53:00 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.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 11:08:00 PM

Mark Feinsand of 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.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 02:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Corey Oswalt