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.