Mar 18, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez (50) pitches against the Oakland Athletics at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Erasmo Ramirez showed once again on Saturday afternoon that he has no business being on the Mariners’ roster. Ramirez entered today’s game in the 7th inning with a comfortable 4 run lead. The 24-year-old right-hander surrendered 5 runs on 6 hits across 2.1 innings pitched. He gave up hit after hit in the 9th inning to blow the game for Seattle.
Ramirez had a chance to be the 5th starter in the Mariners’ starting rotation when spring training began, but he has squandered his opportunities. Ramirez is 1-2 with a 6.23 ERA across 13.0 innings. He has looked shaky all spring, and appears likely to be cut in the coming days. He is out of minor league options, and if the Mariners pull the trigger, he would have to be passed through waivers. Swapping Ramirez for cash or a player to be named later may be the best course of action for Jack Zduriencik at this point.
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