The Seattle Mariners announced the signings of three players on Thursday. The signings are to minor league contracts with invites to Spring Training.
Ramirez, 32, has pitched in parts of the last eight seasons in the Colorado (2006-2007), Kansas City (2008), Boston (2009-2010), San Francisco (2010-2011, 2013) and New York Mets organizations (2012).
He was a member of the Giants 2010 World Championship squad with a 0.67 ERA (2 ER, 27.0 IP) in 25 relief appearances during the final two months of the season.
He was originally signed by Texas as a 16-year-old outfielder, but was converted to pitcher and didn’t make his US professional debut until 2003 while in the New York Yankees organization.
Overall, he has an MLB record of 23-21 with a 3.42 ERA in 433.2 IP. He averages 7.5 K/9IP though he struggled in his only six appearances with the Giants in 2013.