The Atlanta Braves have acquired RHP Jose Ramirez from the Seattle Mariners, according to a club announcement on Friday afternoon.
It is said that Seattle is set to receive a player to be named later or cash considerations from Atlanta in return.
Ramirez joined the Mariners back after being traded by the New York Yankees in exchange for Dustin Ackley. The team showed interest in at a time of great need as the disabled list was quickly filling up with little time left before the season's conclusion.
As noted by MLB.com's Greg Johns, Ramirez is out of options meaning should he not break camp with the Braves during spring training; he will not be able to return to the club therefore having to look at the possibility of being placed on waivers for any team to claim.
Over the course of the 2015 season, Ramirez spent the first half in New York while pitching with a 15.00 ERA alongside a 0-0 record in just 3.0 innings pitched where he allowed five runs on six hits, none of those being caused by home runs in just one game played.
During his second half, it was spent in a Mariners uniform in which he appeared in one game as well while pitching with a 11.57 ERA alongside a 1-0 record in 4.2 innings pitched where he allowed nine runs on nine hits, none of which were caused by home runs.
It is likely that Ramirez will join the Braves bullpen whenever it is that he joins the team. He will look towards a promising first year in Atlanta with the hopes of more playing time on his mind at the major league level. Something that he has not had much of in the past.
Ramirez, 25, was ranked 23rd overall among Yankees farmhands by Fangraph's Kiley McDaniel. He has showed promise in New York with his hard throwing pitching arm which has hit 100 mph on his fastball. He has a good track record of staying healthy as he has never had an issue of injuries that could pontentialy slow him down from performing on a regular basis.