Getting To Know The Seattle Mariners’ September Call-Ups

4 of 5

Jose Ramirez

Jun 16, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Jose Ramirez (65) delivers a pitch during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 12-2. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Mariners, somehow, ended up flooding their patchwork bullpen with lefties. Which is odd, because usually a bullpen only has one or two lefties! For a while there the left-handers were actually outnumbering the right-handers, which created an obvious need. Which is why Jose Ramirez is back in the majors.

Ramirez, you see, is a right-handed relief pitcher. The Mariners acquired him a month ago in the Dustin Ackley trade, and with the New York Yankees Ramirez actually got some big league time. He didn’t do much with it, and is now in his third season spent primarily at the AAA level.

With the Mariners, Ramirez has sucked. High ERA, very few strikeouts… but maybe a jump to the majors will help! Like I said in previewing this call-up, Ramirez is here to soak up innings and help save other people from getting hurt. It’s a glamorless job in a glamorless bullpen. But hey, it’s the majors!

Next: The Reliever You Definitely Haven't Heard Of