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Erasmo Ramirez called up to join Mariners rotation

Jul 11, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

Erasmo Ramirez AP

When the Mariners designated Jeremy Bonderman for assignment earlier this week the assumption was they’d add Erasmo Ramirez to the rotation as his replacement and sure enough they made the move official today.

Ramirez is coming up from Triple-A to start this afternoon against the Red Sox, returning to the majors for the first time this season after pitching very well in a 59-inning debut last year.

Ramirez had a 3.09 ERA and 42/14 K/BB ratio in 44 innings at Triple-A as a 23-year-old. He made eight starts and eight relief appearances for the Mariners last season, throwing 59 innings with a 3.36 ERA and 48/12 K/BB ratio.

  1. therealbigben - Jul 11, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Is that his duck face??

  2. crisisjunky - Jul 11, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Walker,Hultzen, Paxton in the wings, Jack is slowly, surely setting up to dominate the late 20 teens.

    • ireportyoudecide - Jul 11, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      What? Hultzen and Paxton are hardly considered big time prospects anymore. Z has been horrible for the Mariners. So many top 5 picks and so little to show for it.

  3. paperlions - Jul 11, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Well…..that went well.

    • denny65 - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      Hey, he was pitching against Boston; come on.

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