José Ramírez (pitcher)

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José Ramírez
New York Yankees – No. 63
Born: (1990-01-21) January 21, 1990 (age 24)
Yaguate, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 4, 2014 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through June 4, 2014)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 4.50
Strikeouts 2

José Altagracia Ramírez (born January 21, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Pitching for the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2012, Ramírez had a 3.19 earned run average in 98 23 innings pitched.[1] The Yankees was added him to their 40-man roster on November 20, in order to protect him from being eligible in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.[2]

At the end of spring training the following year, the Yankees assigned Ramírez to the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League.[3] In 2013, Ramirez pitched for Trenton and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League. He missed playing time due to an injury that was thought to be an oblique injury.[4]

At the close of spring training in 2014, the Yankees decided to transition Ramírez from a starting pitcher to a relief pitcher as a result of injuries suffered earlier in his career.[5] The Yankees promoted Ramírez to the major leagues on May 18 as the 26th man on their roster for a doubleheader, but he did not pitch and was optioned back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the games.[6] The Yankees promoted Ramírez again on June 4.[7]


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