Mar 26, 2015; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Jose Ramirez (71) throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Acquired in the trade that finally shipped forsaken wreck of a baseball player Dustin Ackley to the New York Yankees, Ramirez is most famous as the guy with the same name as the Cleveland Indians shortstop. He’s also in line for a September callup, and like Luetge before him, he’s strictly here to soak up innings and help keep other people’s shoulders and elbows from falling apart.
Since being traded to the Mariners at the deadline, Ramirez has almost as many walks as he does strikeouts. He’s got a 9.00 ERA with Tacoma. But there’s life on that fastball, and so maybe he’s something. The theme with all these guys is “well, it couldn’t hurt to have another arm in the bullpen.” So that’s what Ramirez will look to be: another arm.
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