Mets trade Elvin Ramirez to the Angels

Posted: March 28, 2013 in News
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

In the Mets difficult quest to free up some 40-man roster spots, the Mets traded reliever Elvin Ramirez to the Angels, Wednesday for cash considerations. The Angels were looking for bullpen depth and Ramirez is young and has an electric but wild arm.

Ramirez, 25, had a 5.48 earned run average in 20 games for the Mets last season. He was much more successful in Triple AAA Buffalo with a 2.36 ERA. Ramirez has a good arm and a great fastball. However, he has no idea where the ball is going most of the time. In the majors last season Ramirez averaged 8.44 walks per nine innings. He averaged over five walks per nine innings in the minors last year too.

For the Angels he is a “project type” reliever who they think can provide depth at Triple A. The Mets were going to send him through waivers anyway so at least they get a little cash back. The Mets 40 man roster now stands at 38. They still have to clear a few more spots.

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Comments
  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – All I can say is now that he is gonr, I hope the right guy for the Mets is gone. Mike

  2. Mike Davis says:

    If their 40 man is at 38, don’t they have to add players, not clear them?

  3. Steven Inman says:

    Mike Davis- You know I’m glad ypu brought that up I never really explained it in the article. The Mets have many minor league invite players who will be on the 25 man roster who need to be added to the 40 man. That means Marlon Byrd, Atchinson, Omar Quintinalla and Aaron Laffey have to be added to the 40 man. That’s why they need the spots. Always appreciate the questions guys!

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