Jun 1, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez (52) delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during game two of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Make More Minor League Moves

The Seattle Mariners announced the signings of three players on Thursday. The signings are to minor league contracts with invites to Spring Training.

Two of which we had already known and reported on, one we didn’t know.

OF Cole Gillespie and RHP Matt Palmer were those we reported on last week. The third signing is that of RHP Ramon Ramirez.

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.

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