The Dodgers have signed southpaw Cesar Ramos to a minor league deal, according to Chris Cotillo. Ramos a 33-year old MLB veteran will not receive an invite to major league camp however. Ramos a Los Angeles native broke into the majors with the Padres back in 2009. He’s pitched for San Diego, Tampa Bay, the Angels and Texas over the course of his 8-year MLB career.
Source: Lefty Cesar Ramos to the Dodgers on a minor-league deal. No MLB invite.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 16, 2018
His last appearance in the majors came in 2016 when he appeared in 16 games for the Rangers and posted a 6.04 ERA with a 5.1 K/9 rate and a 3.8 BB/9 rate across 47.2 innings of work. Ramos has appeared in 267 MLB games, most of them as a reliever. He has made 14 starts and posted a 10-15 record with a 4.02 ERA in 346.2 MLB innings. Overall he’s struck out 7.0 per nine and carries a 1.3 career WHIP.
Ramos spent the 2017 season with the Philadelphia Phillies triple-A club. Over there he posted a 4.00 ERA in 92.1 innings pitched. He’s also held left handed hitters to a .245 batting average against. In addition he’s held opposing hitters to a .248 batting average and .726 OPS against with runners in scoring position. In case you were wondering, Ramos has made 5 career appearances at Dodger Stadium and tossed six shutout frames. In those innings he’s allowed just seven hits and struck out six against two walks. Ramos generally throws a sinker, slider, change, curve, and four-seam fastball.
3 thoughts on “Dodgers Add Southpaw Cesar Ramos To Minor League Deal”
Ramos signing is newsworthy?
How about the Twins getting Odorizzi for an A League infielder?
Guess we don’t need him. We have Stripling and Stewart and Buehler and Urias and Font and Santana and….. Henry Owens?
We will again have 11 5 inning starters and Kershaw. Depth. I think the real test will be depth in the bullpen. We also have a pretty good lineup and a fairly good bench. Hope we score a lot of runs. Last year we were 12th in runs scored. Sort of middle of the pack. The World Champions led MLB in runs. I’d like to see us move up the ladder in that stat. We were much higher than that in OPS, OBP, and SLG, lower than that in AVG. Let’s hit better and who knows, it might actually translate into runs scored.
Just another indication of how little FAZ does to improve the team with good solid ballplayers. They are betting on the come from the garbage heap and the minors. I tell ya, it will backfire sooner or later. I don’t see the Dodger offensive numbers improving with no additions to amount to anything. I vote for Colletti to come back.
It’s a workable paragon for them. What they are doing is nothing more than a tax reset. Teams like KC and Miami have to rebuild. We can win the West and reset the tax cap at the same time. It’s good to be rich, don’t you think?