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Ramirez allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits, walking three and striking out four over 4.1 innings of a 3-2 loss to Kansas City on Friday night.

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Ramirez (10-5, 3.68 ERA) had yet...

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 months ago

Ramirez allowed one run on four hits, walking one and striking out five over six innings of a 4-1 win against Houston on Friday night.

Ramirez (8-3, 3.63 ERA) has put together a couple of strong outings since missing a start with a sore groin in late June. With Tampa Bay getting healthier on the mound, it was speculated that he might be ticketed for the bullpen, but his recent success might be making that a tough decision to make, at least over the short term.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 months ago

Ramirez took the loss despite allowing just one run on two hits over 5.2 innings Tuesday against Cleveland. He struck out seven and walked just one.

Ramirez missed his last start due to a groin injury and has gone over 100 pitches just once this year, so the Rays pulled him after just 84 pitches despite his success. Ramirez tied a season high in strikeouts set May 30 and lowered his ERA to 4.01. He may be pushed to the bullpen when Matt Moore returns, but he's been solid enough to make the Rays at least think about leaving him in the rotation.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 months ago

Ramirez (groin) will get the start Tuesday against Cleveland, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

All signs have pointed to Ramirez's return to the rotation since he tossed a bullpen session on Friday without any incident. He's sporting a 6-2 record, but a 4.23 ERA is something he'll look to improve upon when he makes the start Tuesday.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 months ago

Ramirez said he felt no pain after his Friday bullpen session and could rejoin the rotation Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

That should be all the confirmation we need to fully expect Ramirez starting Tuesday. This was expected once Ramirez missed his Tuesday bullpen session, which led to him being scratched from his Friday start. Since the Rays had an off day Thursday, they just pushed every member of the rotation up one day instead of giving them an extra day of rest. Ramirez could be a candidate to leave the rotation once Matt Moore returns, so a good start would be encouraging for his long-term value.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 months ago

Ramirez (groin) should return to the rotation Tuesday if his bullpen session Friday goes well, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Ramirez was forced from his last start on Saturday due to a groin strain, which effectively scratched him from his scheduled start for Friday. Instead, he'll throw a bullpen session Friday and provided that there are no setbacks, the Rays are confident that they'll have Ramirez back in the rotation Tuesday against Cleveland.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 months ago

Ramirez (groin) won't throw for another two or three days, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Ramirez was on track to toss a bullpen session Tuesday, but the fact that his throwing program was pushed back suggests that he'll have his scheduled start for Friday skipped. Manager Kevin Cash expressed optimism that that would be the extent of Ramirez's setback, with a return to the rotation next week still a distinct possibility.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 months ago

Ramirez said Sunday that his strained groin felt "way better," but he won't know how much time he'll miss until his Tuesday bullpen session, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays have a lot of flexibility with their rotation and how to handle Ramirez thanks to their off day Thursday. If Ramirez is good to go, he can take the mound in his scheduled Friday start and give the rest of rotation an extra day of rest. If he needs time, the rotation can go through without the day of rest and he can take multiple days off. We should know more Tuesday.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 months ago

Ramirez (groin) is optimistic he will not miss much time, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Ramirez three three scoreless innings with three strikeouts before leaving Saturday's game with a right groin strain. He will likely not be placed on the disabled list, but it is uncertain when he will be able to make his next appearance.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 months ago

Ramirez left Saturday's game in the fourth inning with a right groin strain, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

The severity of the strain is uncertain, and he should be considered day-to-day until the team elaborates, but this sounds like the type of injury that could threaten to push Ramirez to the DL. He threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts against Cleveland prior to exiting.