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Ramos (0-1) took the loss as he allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks over six innings in his first MLB start of 2016 Monday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramos was forced into the starting rotation by a groin injury for Rangers ace Cole Hamels. He managed to scatter nine hits, and while he allowed two home runs, they were both of the solo variety. Ramos was nasty at times, as he induced 11 swinging strikes in 96 pitches. But Ramos's fastball topped out at just 92.5 MPH, and Yankees hitters punished him when he made mistakes. Ramos posted a 2.75 ERA in 52.1 relief innings last season for the Angels. He has rarely started, as Monday marked just his 11th MLB start in 252 appearances, so we'll have to wait and see how long he sticks in this role for the Rangers.

Cesar Ramos RP TEX 1 week ago

Ramos had his contract purchased from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramos will act as the starting pitcher Monday in place of Cole Hamels. To make room on the roster for Ramos, Nick Martinez was optioned to Triple-A and Keone Kela was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

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Ramos will start Monday against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cole Hamels was originally scheduled to start Monday, but injured his groin. Ramos has a pitched 11.1 innings in the minors this season for an ERA of 3.18 and a WHIP of 0.88.

Cesar Ramos RP TEX 2 weeks ago

Ramos is the leading candidate to fill the vacancy in the Rangers' rotation for Monday's game against the Yankees, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cole Hamels was initially scheduled to take the hill Monday, but the Rangers have opted to scratch him for that game after he picked up a groin injury following his most recent start. It's not expected that Hamels will miss more than one turn in the rotation, so if Ramos indeed gets the call to pitch Monday, he's unlikely to parlay the opportunity into an extended run with the big club. The 31-year-old has a 3.18 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 11.1 innings in his three starts with Round Rock this season.

Cesar Ramos RP TEX 1 month ago

Ramos accepted his assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramos considered asking for his release, but he'll stick with the Rangers organization in hopes of earning a call-up after failing to make the roster out of spring training.

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Ramos was offered a Triple-A deal Saturday, and he's in the process of deciding whether or not to accept, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramos had hoped to make the Opening Day roster, but failed to do so and may now opt to look elsewhere for a major league spot. The 31-year-old appeared in 65 games as a reliever for the Angels last season, posting a 2.75 ERA and a 2.87 K:BB ratio.

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Ramos signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Tuesday that includes an invite to major league spring training.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramos appeared in 65 games as a reliever with the Angels in 2015, compiling a 2.75 ERA with a 2.87 K:BB ratio. However, according to the Rangers, he will be given a chance to prove himself as a starter when spring training gets underway.

Cesar Ramos RP TEX 5 months ago

The Angels declined to tender Ramos a contract for 2016, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Of all of Wednesday's non-tenders, Ramos' is the only one that does not seem to make much sense, as he managed a 2.75 ERA in 65 appearances last season and was only due about $1.7 million through the arbitration process. However, the Angels are apparently content with their other lefty options out of the bullpen, so Ramos will hit the open market. He figure to land a major-league deal from another club.

Cesar Ramos RP TEX 1 year ago

Ramos signed a one year, $1.3 million contract with the Angels on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Ramos finished the 2014 campaign with a decent stat line, posting a 3.70 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 43 appearances (seven starts) over the course of the season. His fastball saw a significant drop in velocity, however, from 91.1 MPH in 2013 to 90 MPH in 2014. Despite the drop, he posted better numbers in 2014, but struggled with walks (4.24 BB/9). He was traded to the Angels in the offseason, and is expected to be the club's top lefty out of the bullpen in 2015.

Cesar Ramos RP TEX 1 year ago

Angels GM Jerry Dipoto indicated Ramos will serve as the top lefty out of the bullpen in 2015, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Acquired from the Rays on Wednesday in exchange for Mark Sappington, Ramos put up a somewhat underwhelming 3.70 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 43 appearances in 2014, but he's held opposing lefties to a .241/.301/.324 batting line for his career. He'll likely assume the role of top lefty right away, making him of some interest for those in leagues that count holds.