J. C. Ramírez

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J. C. Ramírez
Cincinnati Reds
Born: (1988-08-16) August 16, 1988 (age 30)
Managua, Nicaragua
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 23, 2013, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 1–3
Earned run average 6.42
Strikeouts 32

Juan Carlos "J. C." Ramírez (born August 16, 1988) is a Nicaraguan professional baseball pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization. He has also played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies.

Professional career

Seattle Mariners

Ramírez began his professional career in 2006, pitching for the Rookie-Level VSL Mariners. With them, he went 5-1 with a 1.66 ERA in 14 games, 13 starts.

He pitched for the Short-Season Everett Aqua Sox in 2007, posting a 3-7 record and an ERA of 4.30 in 15 games started.

In 2008, he pitched for the Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League, going 6-9 with a 4.14 ERA in 25 games, 22 starts.

With the Class-A Advanced High Desert Mavericks in 2009, he went 8-10 with a 5.12 ERA in 28 games, 27 starts. He was added to the Mariners' 40-man roster on November 20 to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.[1]

Philadelphia Phillies

On December 16, 2009, Ramírez was traded with Phillippe Aumont and Tyson Gillies to the Philadelphia Phillies for major league pitcher Cliff Lee.[2][3]

After the 2012 season, Ramirez played for the Nicaraguan national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifying Tournament.

On June 22, 2013, Ramirez's contract was selected and was called up to the Phillies after Mike Adams was placed on the disabled list. He made his MLB debut on June 23 in a game against the New York Mets, and struck out the side with his fastball velocity reaching as high as 98 MPH over one inning.

Ramírez was outrighted off the roster on October 16, 2013. He elected to become a free agent on October 18th.

Cleveland Indians

Ramírez signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians on November 1, 2013.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Ramírez signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks prior to the 2015 season.

Seattle Mariners

Ramírez was traded by the Diamondbacks to the Seattle Mariners for cash on July 27, 2015.[4]


  1. "Mariners add six to 40-man roster". rotoworld.com. 
  2. Todd Zolecki (December 16, 2009). "Done: Phils get Doc; Lee to Mariners". Major League Baseball. mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-07. 
  3. Matt Gelb (December 17, 2009). "Phils dealt Lee to replenish prospects". The Philadelphia Inquirer. philly.com. Retrieved 2010-01-07. [dead link]
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