J. C. Ramírez
|J. C. Ramírez|
Ramírez with the Cincinnati Reds in 2016
|Los Angeles Angels – No. 66|
|Born: August 16, 1988|
|June 23, 2013, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Earned run average||4.72|
Juan Carlos "J. C." Ramírez (born August 16, 1988) is a Nicaraguan professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds.
With the Class-A Advanced High Desert Mavericks in 2009, he went 8-10 with a 5.12 ERA in 28 games, 27 starts. He was added to the Mariners' 40-man roster on November 20 to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.
On June 22, 2013, Ramirez's contract was selected and was called up to the Phillies after Mike Adams was placed on the disabled list. He made his MLB debut on June 23 in a game against the New York Mets, and struck out the side with his fastball velocity reaching as high as 98 MPH over one inning.
Ramírez was outrighted off the roster on October 16, 2013. He elected to become a free agent on October 18.
Ramírez signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians on November 1, 2013.
Ramírez signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks prior to the 2015 season.
Ramirez signed with the Cincinnati Reds as a free agent on November 25, 2015. He pitched in 27 games for Cincinnati with a 1-3 record, 6.40 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 28 strikeouts before being claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels.
Los Angeles Angels
Ramirez was claimed off waiver from the Cincinnati Reds on June 26, 2016. He pitched in a career high 43 games and was an effective member of the bullpen, posting an ERA of 2.91 in 46 innings. In 2017, Ramirez began the season out of the bullpen but due to numerous injuries to the Angels rotation, he was pushed to a starting role. He was shut down in August after experiencing pain in his forearm. In 24 starts, he went 11-10 in 147 1⁄3 innings. Ramirez tore his UCL in his throwing elbow and underwent Tommy John Surgery after only 2 starts for the 2018 season.
Ramirez has never been married and does not currently have any children.
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