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The Yankees trade Edwar Ramirez to the Rangers

Mar 9, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

When the Yankees got Chan Ho Park they needed roster room, so they DFA’d Edwar Ramirez. Today they unloaded him for cash to Texas.

Ramirez has always struck out a ton of dudes, but he’s dinger-prone and walks a lot of guys. Still, he’s definitely someone that can help a bullpen — strikeouts from relievers are super duper important, and he has improved a bit — but the Yankees just didn’t have room for him after the Park signing, and it’s not like they were going to eat Chad Gaudin’s $2.95 million, for example.

As for Texas’ end of the deal (1) where are they getting cash all of a sudden?; and (2) with C.J. Wilson, Neftali Feliz, Darren
O’Day, Darren Oliver and several other good relievers in the fold, it’s gonna be tough for Ramirez to find a spot.  But hey, when it comes to bullpen arms, the more the merrier.

  1. Andrew @ NYaT - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Edwar just needs to pitch in a city that’s not very windy. One big gust and he’ll be blown straight off the field

  2. Charles Gates - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    Everything’s bigger in Texas, except Edwar.

  3. Red Ranger - Mar 9, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    We’ll take what we can get. If he can throw or has been on a pitchers mound at least once, we’ll take him and give him opening day.

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