Mariners News: Seattle Mariners Trade José Ramírez to Braves


The Seattle Mariners traded relief pitcher José Ramírez to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later and cash.

José Ramírez who started his career with the New York Yankees in 2014 and was traded to the Mariners in 2015 has now been traded again.  The 6-foot-3 190 pound reliever has been traded to the Atlanta Braves.  The trade sends the right hander to the Braves and opens a roster spot on the Seattle Mariners 40-man roster.  The 25 year old came to the Mariners at the trade deadline with Ramon Flóres from the New York Yankees in a trade for Dustin Ackley.  Ramon Flóres was traded for Luis Sardines two weeks ago by Jerry Dipoto so now both players from the Ackley trade have been traded.

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The San Cristobal, Dominican Republic native has had a rocky start to his pitching career.   In his 17.2 innings in the majors he’s achieved a 8.66 earned run average.  But he is out of minor league options.  The right handed reliever only pitched 4.2 innings for the Mariners in 2015.  He managed an 11.57 earned run average as he gave up 9 earned runs and 6 walks and 9 hits in 4.2 innings.

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Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Dipoto continues the focused resolve to reshape the roster of the Seattle Mariners into his focused plan.  The plan as it has been executed has followed the basics Dipoto spoke of during his introductory press conference.  This move gives the Mariners flexibility on the roster in addition to opening up a roster spot.

The player that Ramírez has been traded for will be announced at a later date.  When the PTBNL (player to be named later) phrase or abbreviation has been used in a trade it has always made me curious.  Have you ever wondered why this is used?  There are several reasons, but basically it allows the trade terms (the returning player) to be finalized at a later date.  But the deal has to close within six months.  So we should know the PTBNL within six months.