Elvin Ramirez RP CIN Sep 28 '79

Pirates signed RHP Elvin Ramirez to a minor league contract.

He received an invite to spring training. Ramirez, traded to Angels by the Mets last spring for cash, collected an awful 5.46 ERA with a 49/45 K/BB ratio at the Triple-A level this past season. The 25-year-old with a live arm will provide injury insurance.

Elvin Ramirez RP CIN Jul 15 '79

Elvin Ramirez has elected free agency.

Ramirez posted a 5.46 ERA with a 49/45 K/BB ratio at Triple-A this season. The 25-year-old has a live arm, though, and will get an opportunity somewhere.

Elvin Ramirez RP CIN Feb 03 '79

Angels sent RHP Elvin Ramirez outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Ramirez holds an ugly 10.14 ERA and has walked 15 over his first eight innings at Salt Lake this season. He'll obviously need to right the ship before the Angels consider calling him up.

Elvin Ramirez RP CIN Jan 05 '79

Angels acquired RHP Elvin Ramirez from the Mets for cash considerations.

Ramirez, 25, appeared in 20 games for the Mets in 2012, posting a 5.48 ERA and 2.06 WHIP. He had a 2.13 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 55 innings between Double- and Triple-A.

Elvin Ramirez RP CIN Jun 15 '78

Mets recalled RHP Elvin Ramirez from Triple-A Buffalo.

Ramirez, 24, has a 7.30 ERA and 10/11 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings this season with the Mets. He'll pitch in middle relief.

Elvin Ramirez RP CIN May 18 '78

Mets optioned RHP Elvin Ramirez to Triple-A Buffalo.

He was sent down to make room for left-hander Garrett Olson on the active roster. Ramirez has a 7.30 ERA and 10/11 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings this season with the Mets and should be back when rosters expand in September.

Elvin Ramirez RP CIN May 01 '78

Mets recalled RHP Elvin Ramirez from Triple-A Buffalo.

Ramirez will take the roster spot of Johan Santana, who was placed on the DL Saturday. He'll provide depth in the bullpen for the next few days until the Mets decide what to do with Santana's spot in the rotation. Earlier this season, Ramirez posted a 9.00 ERA and 2.71 WHIP over five appearances with the Mets.

Elvin Ramirez RP CIN Mar 13 '78

Updating a previous report, it was Ramon Ramirez, not Elvin, who was injured during the celebration of Johan Santana's no-hitter on Friday.

Ramirez was recently called up to replace Chris Schwinden on the active roster, and will be used in middle relief for the Mets. With Ramon Ramirez' injury, perhaps he may also find himself used in a setup capacity.

Elvin Ramirez RP CIN Mar 12 '78

Mets purchased the contract of RHP Elvin Ramirez from Triple-A Buffalo.

Ramirez earned the call-up with a 19/1 K/BB rate over 14 2/3 scoreless innings at Buffalo. He's likely to be used in low-leverage situations initially but could work his way up the food chain.

Elvin Ramirez RP CIN Mar 11 '78

According to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, the Mets will activate Josh Thole (concussion) from the disabled list and promote Elvin Ramirez from Triple-A on Friday.

Corresponding roster moves have not yet been announced. Thole has been cleared to return to the Mets and caught a full game on the farm Thursday. Ramirez has been lights-out in Buffalo this season and the Mets hope he can continue that success in a middle relief role. The 25-year-old right-hander was selected by the Nationals from the Mets in 2010's Rule 5 Draft with the sixth pick and returned in October after missing all of last season rehabbing from shoulder surgery. Over 14 2/3 innings at Triple-A, he hasn't allowed a run, has given up only five hits and has posted a ridiculous 19/1 K/BB rate.