Mariners Recall RHP Jose Ramirez & LHP Rob Rasmussen from AAA Tacoma

Rasmussen was acquired today from Toronto & Ramirez yesterday from New York (AL).

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Jose Ramirez & left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen from AAA Tacoma.                                                                                                                 

  • Jose Ramirez, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma
  • Rob Rasmussen, LHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma

Ramirez (#31) & Rasmussen (#50) will be available for tonight's game in Minnesota against the Twins.

Ramirez, 25, was acquired from New York yesterday. He is 3-0 with 10 saves and a 2.90 ERA (16 ER, 49.2 IP) in 32 relief appearances with AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. He has recorded 56 strikeouts for 10.15 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, 3rd-best amongst International League relief pitchers. Ramirez also saw action in 3 Major League games with the Yankees this season (0-0, 15.00 ERA) and made 8 appearances in his debut season in 2014 (0-2, 5.40).

In 8 minor league seasons the Dominican Republic native has combined to go 32-32 with 12 saves and a 3.60 ERA (222 ER, 555.2 IP) in 146 appearances (96 starts). A starter most of his professional career, Ramirez made the move to the bullpen in 2014. He is listed by Baseball America as the Yankees No. 26 prospect.

Rasmussen, 26, was acquired from Toronto today. Appeared in one game with Toronto earlier this year and was 4-1 with one save and a 2.36 ERA (11 ER, 42.0 IP) with 40 strikeouts in 34 games including one start with AAA Buffalo in the International League. In 12.1 Major League innings over the last two seasons, he has a 2.92 ERA (4 ER, 12.1 IP) with 14 strikeouts.

He was originally drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 2nd round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of the University of California, Los Angeles. During his minor league career, he is 28-34 with a 3.72 ERA (214 ER, 517.2 IP) with 438 strikeouts in 157 games including 78 starts over 6 minor league seasons in the Miami, Houston, Los Angeles (NL) & Toronto organizations.