May 19, 2017
RED SOX RECALL RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
NOE RAMIREZ FROM TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET
Club Options Left-handed Pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. to Pawtucket
BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the Oakland Athletics, the Boston Red Sox recalled right-handed pitcher Noe Ramirez from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. to Pawtucket following last night’s game.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Ramirez, 27, has gone 0-1 with two saves and a 2.53 ERA (3 ER/10.2 IP) in nine appearances with the PawSox this season, recording nine strikeouts against two walks while holding opponents to a .231 batting average. In his only major league outing of 2017, Ramirez struck out one batter in 1.2 perfect innings of relief on April 8 against the Detroit Tigers. Selected by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the 2011 June Draft, he made his first Opening Day roster in 2016 and has posted a 4.88 ERA (15 ER/27.2 IP) in 32 career major league games. The Los Angeles native has also posted a 2.21 ERA (59 ER/240.0 IP) over his last five seasons at the minor league level since becoming a full-time reliever in 2013.
Ross, 27, allowed two earned runs in 1.0 inning during last night’s 8-3 loss to the A’s. The left-hander, who missed the Red Sox’ first eight games of the season while on the disabled list with influenza, has posted a 7.00 ERA in eight games with Boston this season, allowing seven runs on 12 hits with five walks and nine strikeouts in 9.0 innings. For his major league career, Ross has gone 16-12 with six saves, a 3.92 ERA (144 ER/330.2 IP), and 274 strikeouts in 266 games (12 starts) between the Texas Rangers (2012-14) and Red Sox (2015-17). He has allowed only one run on one hit in six appearances with the PawSox in 2017, striking out seven batters and walking three.
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