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A.J. Ramos | Relief Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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A.J. Ramos closed out the Pirates on Tuesday to earn his 22nd save of the season.
Ramos was called on to put out a fire after starter Brad Hand allowed the first two batters of the ninth inning to reach base. Ramos wasn't flawless, yielding a single of his own and allowing an inherited run to score on an RBI groundout, but he otherwise shut the door on a potential Pirates rally. Ramos has a 2.80 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 71/19 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings to go with his 22 saves. Aug 25 - 10:27 PM

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A.J. Ramos earned his 19th save of the season Sunday in the Marlins' win over the Cardinals.

Ramos struck out two of the three batters he faced in a dominant ninth inning. The 28-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.49 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 66/17 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings this season for the Marlins.
Aug 16 - 5:30 PM

A.J. Ramos got into and out of danger in the ninth inning on Tuesday, closing out a 4-1 win versus the Nationals.

Ramos loaded the bases with one out on a double and two walks. He managed to get Yunel Escobar to ground into a game-ending double play. The right-hander did the same thing in an appearance on Thursday, but with no outs and still escaped. It's not the most efficient way to get saves, but at least he's getting them. Ramos is 17-for-21 in save situations on the year with a 1.44 ERA and a 55/14 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings.
Jul 28 - 10:32 PM

A.J. Ramos pulled off a Houdini act in tossing a scoreless ninth versus the Diamondbacks Wednesday to earn his 15th save.

Ramos loaded the bases immediately upon entering the game via a walk and two singles. Nursing a precarious two-run lead with no outs, he calmly struck out the heart of Arizona's lineup, punching out Paul Goldschmidt, A.J. Pollock and Yasmany Tomás in order. Whatever works, right? The right-hander is 16-for-20 in save chances with a 1.48 ERA.
Jul 23 - 1:09 AM

A.J. Ramos kept the Diamondbacks off the board in the ninth inning on Tuesday, preserving the Marlins' 3-0 lead and earning his 15th save.

Ramos allowed a one-out single to David Peralta, but got back-to-back strikeouts of Yasmany Tomas and Jake Lamb to end the game. The right-hander is now 15-for-19 in save chances with a 1.51 ERA and a 52/11 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings. The lowly Marlins haven't been able to get him into many save situations, but when they have, he's been reliable.
Jul 22 - 12:42 AM

A.J. Ramos nailed down his 13th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's win over the Cubs.

Ramos surrendered a leadoff single to Chris Coghlan, but a fielder's choice, a groundout and a strikeout got him out of the frame and allowed him to preserve the one-run victory. Since taking over the closer duties, Ramos has permitted just three runs over 21 appearances while converting 13 of 14 save opportunities.
Jul 3 - 5:25 PM

A.J. Ramos pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Giants.

Ramos needed just nine pitches to dispatch of the Giants in the ninth. The save was his 11th of the season. Ramos owns a 1.26 ERA and 0.76 WHIP through 35 2/3 innings this season.
Jun 30 - 10:43 PM

A.J. Ramos worked around a leadoff walk, closing out Monday's 2-1 win over the Yankees for his ninth save.

Ramos walked Brian McCann, but rebounded with back-to-back strikeouts of Mark Teixeira and Garrett Jones before getting Alex Rodriguez to fly out to end the game. Ramos has done a solid job for the Marlins since taking over closing duties from Steve Cishek. He's 9-for-12 in save chances with a 1.42 ERA and a 42/9 K/BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings.
Jun 15 - 10:41 PM

A.J. Ramos served up a walk-off two-run home run, blowing the save on Tuesday as the Marlins fell to the Blue Jays.

Ramos was trying to preserve the Marlins' one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, but served up a leadoff single to Josh Donaldson, then was victimized by Edwin Encarnacion, who ripped a walk-off two-run home run to center field. Ramos has been handling closing duties since Steve Cishek was removed from the role and has done a great job, Tuesday aside. On the season, he's 7-for-10 in save chances with a 1.57 ERA and a 37/8 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings.
Jun 9 - 9:34 PM

A.J. Ramos got into and out of trouble Tuesday, holding a three-run lead to earn his fifth save against the Cubs.

Ramos made it interesting, allowing a single and a walk out of the gate to bring the tying run to the plate. He pulled it together, though, holding the Cubs off the board by getting two strikeouts, including Miguel Montero to end the game. Ramos has a 1.03 ERA and 0.84 WHIP overall.
Jun 2 - 9:53 PM

A.J. Ramos worked around trouble Friday against the Mets to secure his third save of the season.

After entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a two-run lead, Ramos allowed a leadoff single to Ruben Tejada before throwing a wild pitch. He got Lucas Duda to strike out swinging, but then allowed a bloop to left field which ended up going for a double and brought the Mets to within one run. However, Ramos managed to strike out Michael Cuddyer before getting Wilmer Flores to ground out to end it. The 28-year-old is 3-for-3 in save chances since taking over the closer role from Steve Cishek and owns an excellent 1.13 ERA and 30/7 K/BB ratio over 24 innings this season. The Marlins haven't been winning much recently, but he needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.
May 29 - 9:41 PM

A.J. Ramos picked up his first career save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in Wednesday's victory over the Dodgers.

Steve Cishek was demoted from the closer's role, creating an obvious opportunity for Ramos to excel. He showed his stuff immediately, striking out Jimmy Rollins and Yasmani Grandal to begin the ninth inning before getting Andre Ethier to fly out to end the game. Manager Mike Redmond said he would utilize a bullpen-by-committee, but Ramos has clearly been the best of an otherwise mediocre bunch. He's a clear target for fantasy owners. Ramos has a 1.00 ERA with a 23/6 K/BB ratio in 18 innings this season.
May 13 - 11:17 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald expects A.J. Ramos to receive the "bulk" of the save chances for the Marlins following Steve Cishek's demotion.

Manager Mike Redmond is officially going with a committee at closer, but the general feeling is that Ramos is first in line. Bryan Morris and Mike Dunn could also be in the mix. Ramos boasts a 1.06 ERA and 21/6 K/BB ratio over 17 innings this season. He's always had control issues (career 5.1 BB/9), but his stuff is good enough that he could run away with the job. It's possible the club could seek help outside the organization, with Rafael Soriano known to be on their radar.
May 12 - 8:11 PM

Marlins activated RHP A.J. Ramos from the 15-day disabled list.

Ramos missed the last three weeks of action with right shoulder inflammation, but he made a rehab appearance earlier this week and didn't have any issues. He'll return to a setup role for the Marlins.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 03:25:00 PM

Marlins placed RHP A.J. Ramos on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 27, with right shoulder inflammation.

Ramos doesn't have any structural damage, but the Marlins understandably want to play things cautiously. He should have a shot to return when eligible.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 11:09:00 PM

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6Henderson Alvarez
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2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Bryan Morris
5Andre Rienzo
6Brian Ellington
7Adam Conley
8Chris Narveson
9Aaron Crow
10Kyle Barraclough
11Erik Cordier
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