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Rays' Erasmo Ramirez: Tagged with five runs
Ramirez allowed five runs on five hits and a walk over 3.1 innings in Friday's win over the Angels. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.
Most of the damage against Ramirez came in the second inning when Shohei Ohtani launched a grand slam. Ramirez has given up 10 runs over his last 7.2 frames, driving his season ERA up to 6.33. It's unclear if the Rays will use him as a starter again or send him back to the bullpen for bulk innings.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Erasmo Ramirez: Slated to pitch Friday
Ramirez is listed as the Rays' probable starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Angels.
The Rays could end up deploying Ramirez behind an opener Friday, but either way, he'll be slated to cover multiple innings in the first game of the series in Anaheim. Ramirez will be pitching on two days' rest, though he shouldn't be too tired after tossing just 18 pitches in one frame during his relief appearance in Tuesday's 7-0 loss to the Giants. He had covered between two and 3.1 innings in each of his prior four outings before Tuesday, so if he ends up starting Friday, the Rays may not ask Ramirez to cover the necessary five innings needed in order to qualify for a win.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Erasmo Ramirez: Tosses three innings
Ramirez allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out three over three innings in Sunday's start against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Ramirez threw a season-high 58 pitches to get the game started off for the Rays. The 33-year-old was given an early 5-0 cushion and encountered trouble only in the second by allowing three base hits in the inning. Ramirez has now yielded just one run in eight innings pitched since being called up July 30 and should remain a long-relief option with the team's starting depth being tested by injuries.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Erasmo Ramirez: Needed for spot start Sunday
Ramirez will make a spot start Sunday against the Tigers in Detroit, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Since getting called up from Triple-A Durham a week ago, Ramirez made three-inning and two-inning appearances out of the bullpen, but he'll be called upon to make a spot start on short notice after Tyler Glasnow experienced back spasms late Saturday that will prevent him from taking the hill Sunday. Since he'll be pitching on three days' rest and hasn't covered more than four innings in any of his appearances in the majors or minors this season, Ramirez is unlikely to work deep enough into the start to qualify for a win. The Rays don't have an obvious candidate to work in bulk relief behind Ramirez and may be treating Sunday's contest as more of a bullpen day.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Erasmo Ramirez: Joining big club
Ramirez had his contract selected by the Rays on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The right-hander signed a minor-league deal with Tampa Bay in mid-June and will join the major-league club after making two appearances with Triple-A Durham. Ramirez had a 6.33 ERA over 27 innings for the Nationals earlier this season before being released, and he could provide some length out of the bullpen Sunday behind opener Zack Littell.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Erasmo Ramirez: Signs MiLB deal with Rays
Ramirez signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ramirez was released by Washington on Thursday and will now head to Triple-A Durham in an effort to make it back to the big leagues. He logged a 6.33 ERA and 1.56 WHIP through 27 innings with the Nationals this season.... See More ... See Less
Erasmo Ramirez: Released by Washington
Ramirez was released by the Nationals on Thursday.
After Ramirez was designated for assignment by Washington on Wednesday, the team officially released him one day later. The 33-year-old has posted a 6.33 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 27 innings in 23 appearances with the Nationals this season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Dropped from 40-man roster
Washington designated Ramirez for assignment Wednesday.
Ramirez put up a 6.33 ERA over 23 relief appearances for the Nationals this season. He's a good bet to clear waivers, and if that happens, he'll have the ability to declare free agency.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Can't keep ball in park Tuesday
Ramirez (2-2) took the loss Tuesday as the Nationals were downed by the Padres, coughing up four runs on four hits and a walk over one inning of relief.
After Washington rallied to tie the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth, Ramirez entered for the top of the sixth and promptly handed the lead back to San Diego on a Fernando Tatis sacrifice fly before serving up homers to Juan Soto and Jake Cronenworth in the seventh. Ramirez had only given up one homer in 23.1 innings prior to Tuesday's performance, and his ERA ballooned from 3.86 to 5.18 as a result. The 33-year-old right-hander will continue working in a relatively low-leverage role for the Nats.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Part of Opening Day bullpen
Ramirez will begin the season in the Nationals' bullpen.
The 32-year-old delivered solid numbers last season in a long relief role for the Nats, posting a 2.92 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 61:14 K:BB through 86.1 innings over 60 appearances with four wins and five holds. Ramirez's lack of high-leverage work, as well as the state of the rebuilding roster around him, gives him little fantasy appeal even if his ratios don't regress, however.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Re-signs with Washington
Ramirez re-signed with the Nationals on a one-year, $2 million contract, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
Ramirez pitched well for the Nats in long relief in 2022, collecting a 2.92 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 61:14 K:BB ratio over 86.1 innings. He'll likely be used in a similar role in 2023, though he could also pitch in some higher-leverage spots.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Scoreless in short start
Ramirez allowed one hit over three shutout frames in Sunday's win over Atlanta. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision.
After Dansby Swanson singled in the first inning, Ramirez retired the next eight batters he faced as the Nationals jumped out to an early lead. The 32-year-old righty lowered his season ERA to 4.26 through 44.1 frames. It was his third outing of the year that lasted at least three innings and his first since June 17.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Gets start in bullpen day
Ramirez is scheduled to serve as the Nationals' starting pitcher Sunday against Atlanta in what's expected to be a bullpen day, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Washington doesn't have an obvious candidate to serve as a bulk reliever behind Ramirez, so the right-hander could end up covering the most innings of any Nationals pitcher in the team's final game before the All-Star break. That being said, Ramirez will be pitching on one day's rest and hasn't covered more than 3.1 innings in any of his 36 appearances between the majors and Triple-A this season, so don't expect him to work deep into Sunday's start.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Hit hard in spot start
Ramirez (1-1) allowed six runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in three innings, taking the loss Monday versus Atlanta.
Half of the hits Ramirez allowed landed over the fence, with Travis d'Arnaud, Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall all taking him deep. This was Ramirez's first start in 21 appearances this season, as he's mainly served as a low-leverage reliever. He has a 4.88 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 21:5 K:BB across 27.2 innings, and there's little from Monday's outing to suggest he should receive another look in the rotation barring an emergency.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Starting Monday
Ramirez will start Monday's game against the Braves, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Josiah Gray was labeled as the starting pitcher for Monday's contest, but a rain delay will force the Nationals to roll Ramirez out there after Gray got hot in the bullpen and had to sit down prior to first pitch. This marks Ramirez's first start of the season, though he figures to toss only an inning or two in what will be a bullpen game for Washington.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Contract selected by Washington
Ramirez's contract was selected by the Nationals on Thursday.
Ramirez failed to secure a spot on the Nationals' Opening Day roster, but he'll be rewarded with a spot in the major-league bullpen after he struck out 12 in seven scoreless innings in five relief appearances at Triple-A Rochester to begin the year. Right-hander Hunter Harvey was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right pronator strain, while Ehire Adrianza was transferred to the 60-day IL to make room on the roster. In spite of his strong start to the year in the minors, Ramirez should pitch mainly in low-leverage situations.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Part of Monday's cuts
The Nationals reassigned Ramirez to minor-league camp Monday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Ramirez is expected to begin the season as a member of the rotation at Triple-A Rochester. He made 17 relief appearances at the big-league level for the Tigers in 2021, logging a 5.74 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB across 26.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Erasmo Ramirez: Lands with Nats
Ramirez agreed Sunday with the Nationals on a minor-league contract, Greg Wickliffe of MLive.com reports.
Washington signed both Ramirez and Anibal Sanchez to minor-league deals after both pitched in Miami over the weekend along with Julio Teheran in a showcase for teams. Sanchez and with the recently-signed Aaron Sanchez both look to be more realistic candidates to break camp as a member of Washington's rotation than Ramirez, who will likely report to Triple-A Rochester to begin the season. Ramirez spent the 2021 campaign in the Tigers organization, appearing in 17 games out of the bullpen for the big club while posting a 5.74 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 26.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Erasmo Ramirez: Designated for assignment
Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Friday.
Ramirez holds a 5.74 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 26.2 innings this season, and Detroit has now opted to remove him from the 40-man roster after he allowed nine runs across his last 10 innings. The veteran right-hander could draw interest on the waiver wire from teams in need of relief help, but it would not be at all surprising if he goes unclaimed following his recent struggles.... See More ... See Less
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