August 2, 2021

Mets Claim Roel Ramirez Off Waivers From Cardinals (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Mets announced they’ve claimed right-hander Roel Ramírez off waivers from the Cardinals. New York had a vacancy on the 40-man roster after designating Jerad Eickhoff for assignment last night.

St. Louis selected Ramírez to the big league roster last month. He made one appearance before being optioned out, giving him two combined big league outings in as many seasons. Ramírez has otherwise the spent the year with Triple-A Memphis, where he’s tossed 29 relief innings across 20 games. Ramírez compiled a 4.34 ERA with strong strikeout and walk rates (27.8% and 7.0%, respectively) for the Redbirds.

New York’s relief corps has had to shoulder a lot of work over the past few days, particularly after last night’s starter Robert Stock was forced to depart in the second inning due to a right hamstring strain. Ramírez’s ability to work multiple innings out of the bullpen could help the Mets’ beleaguered back-end weather the next few days.

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