According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies traded reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Royals for a player to be named later. In an accompanying move, the Royals designated Jorge de la Rosa for assignment.
The 26 year-old righty reliever has posted some big-time strikeout rates at various stops. He's a former outfielder who has bounced around in the Yankees, Reds, and Rockies organizations. He even did a stint in Japan. In 2005, Baseball America described Ramirez's power repertoire as a 92-94 mph heater, a hard curveball, and a splitter.
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