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|Detroit Tigers – No. 63|
|Born: August 1, 1989|
Anaheim Hills, California
|May 11, 2019, for the Detroit Tigers|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2020 season)
|Earned run average||4.28|
The Milwaukee Brewers selected Ramirez in the fourth round of the 2011 MLB draft as a first baseman. In 2017, the Brewers converted him into a full-time pitcher. In his first season as a pitcher he spent his time primarily with the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers, going 7–4 in 48 relief appearances with a 1.38 ERA and holding opponents to a .199 batting average. He followed that up with an 8-0 2018 with Biloxi in nineteen relief appearances, and held batters to just .159. He, however, found Triple-A tougher as he went 3-3 with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox over twenty appearances, but finished with a 5.73 ERA while opponents hit .297 off him.
A free agent after the 2018 season, Ramirez signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers promoted Ramirez to the major leagues on May 10, 2019. At time of promotion he had pitched in five games, three for Double-A Erie SeaWolves and two for Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, starting all five. He held a 1–1 record, 2.31 ERA, and 30 strikeouts to only five walks.
On May 11, Ramirez made his major league debut against the Minnesota Twins, pitching four innings in relief of starter Gregory Soto, who was also making his MLB debut. He earned his first major league win with three perfect innings of relief in a May 29 game against the Baltimore Orioles. For the season, Ramirez went 5–4 with a 4.07 ERA and 74 strikeouts. He led all Tiger relievers with 79 2⁄3 innings out of the bullpen. Ramirez was outrighted off the Tigers roster on October 23, 2019. Ramirez was resigned after becoming a minor league free agent on November 7, 2019.
On September 9, 2020, Ramirez was selected to the active roster. With the 2020 Detroit Tigers, Ramirez appeared in 5 games, compiling a 0-0 record with 5.91 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched.
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