The Baltimore Orioles announced that they have traded right-handed pitcher Yefry Ramirez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash. He was designated for assignment on May 22nd. To make room on the 40-man roster, Jesus Liranzo has been designated for assignment. Ramirez has been assigned to Indianapolis.
The 25-year-old Ramirez has pitched parts of 2018-19 in the majors with the Orioles, posting a 6.07 ERA and a 5.48 FIP in 75.2 innings, with 1.59 WHIP and 73 strikeouts. He had a 1.50 ERA in four Triple-A starts this season, with 24 strikeouts in 18 innings. Ramirez throws a low-90s fastball, a low-80s slider and has a strong changeup. While he hasn’t walked a lot of batters in the past, he has 18 walks in 28.1 total innings this season.