Yankees Designate Edwar Ramirez For Assignment

The Yankees designated Edwar Ramirez for assignment, according to a team press release. The move was necessary to make room on the 40-man roster for Chan Ho Park, whose signing is now official.

Ramirez pitched 22 innings out of the Yankees' bullpen in 2009, recording a 5.73 ERA. The 28-year-old righty did show promise in his time with New York though, striking out 116 batters in 98.1 career major league innings.


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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    I’m surprised it was Edwar and not Albaledejo. Edwar just added a really good change up I heard. Interesting. Maybe it should have been Christian Garcia?

    Glad to have Chan Ho Park though!

    • rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

      Yeah, interesting, I agree. I think Park takes Aceves’s spot in the pen and Albaldejo may give his spot up to Gaudin or Mitre if the Yanks decide to keep one of them around. And haha Span, I always just assumed you a Twins fan based on your name >.<

      • Guest 5 years ago

        haha well actually I am just a huge Baseball fan. The teams I love the most are the Twins, Yankees, Cubs, Royals, hey…Even the Diamondbacks!! But as I said, I’m just a huge Baseball fan.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        haha well actually I am just a huge Baseball fan. The teams I love the most are the Twins, Yankees, Cubs, Royals, hey…Even the Diamondbacks!! But as I said, I’m just a huge Baseball fan.

        • jdub220 5 years ago

          You’re not solely a Twins fan? Man, my whole world is shattered.
          Might have to recruit you to become part of the Snake Pit. Mwahahahah…. /evillaugh
          Just kidding!

          • rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

            its all about the Snakes baby

          • Guest 5 years ago

            I really hope Edwin Jackson has a big season!

      • sbt 5 years ago

        Aceves is a fine pitcher and the long man/spot starter. Park isn’t no where near as strong at his age. Not even close. Park is a 5th-6th inning set up the set up guy – a role he will do well at I think. Albaldejo has lost weight and the team may be hopeful but I see him down in Scranton. Melencon won’t go north now I reckon because of the Park signing. I like him a bunch. It seems the Yankees are trying to lesson the pressure on the guys who got them the WS so it may take him longer to get a real shot. The big question is whether Hughes or Joba go to the pen. My guess is Hughes. it may flip flop from last year.

        • rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

          If I had a guess right now Id guess Hughes gets the 5 role and Joba to the pen. You are right Aceves will probably get the nod over another long man or spot starter. The Yanks have quite the pen, now if only Damaso Marte could stay healthy and effective.

    • rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

      Yeah, interesting, I agree. I think Park takes Aceves’s spot in the pen and Albaldejo may give his spot up to Gaudin or Mitre if the Yanks decide to keep one of them around. And haha Span, I always just assumed you a Twins fan based on your name >.<

    • strikethree 5 years ago

      Yeah, Edwar definitely has the potential. I might have made a different move.

      However, you just can’t be walking a batter an inning as a relief pitcher.

    • Rich_in_NJ 5 years ago

      Edwar has always had the change. The problem is that it has been his only reliable pitch, so if he can’t locate his pedestrian fastball, hitters sit on the change and crush it.

    • Edwar Ramirez always had a excellent change up. It was his best pitch and hes only good pitch. Chan Ho Park is a good pickup but lets not get in love with him. Hes in his downfall of his career, theirs a reason why the Phillies didnt sign him. He will pitch well against some teams in the AL, but there are many teams that can easily smash him around. I also think that having him and Matsui both in the clubhouse would be nice but sadly thts not the case. In all I think the yanks bullpen will be very strong, Gaudin will win the 5th spot of the rotation and tht leaves both Joba and Hughes in the Pen which is excellent!

      MO!
      Hughes
      Joba
      Marte
      Park
      Aceves
      Boone
      Robertson

      Thats very strong, on paper

      • bbxxj 5 years ago

        “I also think that having [Park] and Matsui both in the clubhouse would be nice”

        I always find it humorous when people lump all Asian ball players into one group. Park is from South Korea and Masui is from Japan. It would be like saying that a Spanish born player would feel more comfortable if a German player was brought in. They don’t speak the same language, come from the same culture or even look that much alike.

        • LOL yeah i also laugh everytime someone points that “ooh he is Korean so he’ll feel fine with Chien Ming who is chinese, Matsui who is Japanese… they should think about bringing up a Pinoy player too!” LOL, if it were the case for people from southamerica paired with someone from central américa or even northamerica (Canada, US or México) with a spanish last name, maaaaaaaybe it would be a kinda similar language (except for Brazil LOL and ethnical languages).

      • Zack23 5 years ago

        “leaves both Joba and Hughes in the Pen which is excellent!”

        Horrible idea.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        I know what your saying about the upside of Joba and Hughes. But in my opinion, I think Gaudin will ultimatley be let go. He’s owed 2.9MM and if he is released then the money gets voided after 30-45 days or so. Mitre I think will get a bullpen spot with Hughes in the rotation.

      • sean28 5 years ago

        why the hell would gaudin be the fifth starter? He is trade bait

      • Either you haven’t been watching the yankees at all and no nothing about how they feel about both Hughes and Joba, or you’re joking. There’s no way, i repeat, no way, that they’ll both be in the bullpen.

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    I’m surprised it was Edwar and not Albaledejo. Edwar just added a really good change up I heard. Interesting. Maybe it should have been Christian Garcia?

    Glad to have Chan Ho Park though!

  3. dam… edwar pitched well, it fealt like whenever he came in he’d strike out 2 guys. GREAT circle change, but thats really all he had.

  4. dam… edwar pitched well, it fealt like whenever he came in he’d strike out 2 guys. GREAT circle change, but thats really all he had.

  5. asuyanksfan 5 years ago

    he has always had an amazing change up actually, just never could develop anything else to go along with the bugs bunny change up he had.. so major league hitters would sit on his flat fastball and demolish it… if he ever developed a second pitch he would be a great bullpen arm. Edwar was the reasonable move no way in hell Garcia gets DFA’s stuff wise he is the best pitcher in their minors if only he can stay healthy

    • strikethree 5 years ago

      Actually, I think his biggest problem was location.

      He has a filthy change up but it often dips down and out of the strike zone. If you can’t locate your fastball, hitters won’t even bother with the change up. His walk rate was a horrendous 7.36/9 innings. Ouch. (A WHIP of 1.95!)

      As a bullpen guy, you don’t need more than two pitches. It always boils down to location… (He had a decent year when his walk rate was 3.90/9 innings)

  6. asuyanksfan 5 years ago

    he has always had an amazing change up actually, just never could develop anything else to go along with the bugs bunny change up he had.. so major league hitters would sit on his flat fastball and demolish it… if he ever developed a second pitch he would be a great bullpen arm. Edwar was the reasonable move no way in hell Garcia gets DFA’s stuff wise he is the best pitcher in their minors if only he can stay healthy

  7. icedrake523 5 years ago

    I remember when he first came up, fans were waxing poetically about his change up and comparing it to Santana’s. The key difference is Santana’s didn’t go 500 feet into the stands every other time he threw it.

  8. GigFCP 5 years ago

    As an “Edward” myself, the first time I saw his name I thought it was a typo.

  9. yes!!! he sucks hes terrible awful … this is the game that made me hate edwar ramierez link to baseball-reference.com

  10. ZeroZeroZero 5 years ago

    Edwars Ks are a pretty misleading stat. Sure he would strike out 2 in an inning often but those Ks were often sandwiching a homer, a walk, and 2 doubles. He is what he is. I dont think he will ever be depended on by a contending team. You cant at all trust him in a big spot and all this comes after picking Mariano Riveras brain for 3 seasons. If he cant pick up anything from Mo then there probably isnt a guy out there who can set him straight.

  11. GigFCP 5 years ago

    I think we should start a new naming trend: Willia, Philli, Sherma, Geral, Dusti, Justi, Mar, Ulysse, Thoma, Charle, Stanle, Simo, etc.

  12. rehabreject 5 years ago

    I faced him one time here in Miami. His change-up was absolutely filthy.

  13. dickylarue 5 years ago

    I think Edwar will thrive in the National League and an NL team should take him to compete for a spot in their pen.

    His changeup is insane and pitching against a weaker lineup will not expose his fastball as pitching in the AL East did.

    • Rich_in_NJ 5 years ago

      I think he’s a AAAA pitcher.

      • dickylarue 5 years ago

        Exactly Rich. He’s perfect for the NL which is a Quad A league pitching wise. If Karstens can make it in the NL, Edwar can.

        • thegrayrace 5 years ago

          Riiiiiight. Halladay, Santana, Lincecum, Haren, Carpenter, Wainright, Cain, Webb, Kershaw, Jurrjens, J. Johnson, W. Rodriguez, Gallardo, Jimenez, Oswalt, Lilly, Wolf, Hamels, Zambrano, Billingsley, E. Jackson…

          Sorry, those guys could certainly outmatch Sabathia, Greinke, Hernandez, Verlander, Beckett, Lester, Buehrle, Lackey, Weaver, Garza, Porcello, Floyd, Millwood, Danks…

          it isn’t even very close.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      St. Louis Cardinals?

  14. NYY28 5 years ago

    Rivera
    Joba/Hughes
    Robertson
    Aceves
    Park
    Marte
    Gaudin

    Say good bye to Logan and Mirte!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. NYY28 5 years ago

    Rivera-CL
    Joba/Hughes-SU
    Robertson-MR
    Marte-MR
    Park-MR
    Aceves-MR/LR
    Gaudin-MR

    The Yankees bullpen is good enough that they dont need two lefties in the Bullpen

    Say goodbye to Logan and Mirte!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. cnnrcrrll 5 years ago

    The guy who said that Gaudin will beat out Phil and Joba is insane as is the guy who says Park takes Aceves place. One of Phil/Joba is the 5th starter the other is the setup. Most likely Joba will start because there is no innings limit. Aceves is the primary long guy. Gaudin is the spot starter. Park is the guy who comes in the 6th or 7th.

  17. Jman1213 5 years ago

    No big loss. Edwar’s a one-trick pony whose trick didn’t work frequently enough. He’ll probably be claimed by someone because he’s worth a shot. Still, he’s had three seasons with the Yanks and acomplished nothing of note. Yeah the strikeouts are nice but when he can’t hit his spots, hide the women and children.

  18. NYY28 5 years ago

    Rivera-CL
    Joba-SU
    Robertson-MR
    Marte-MR
    Park-MR
    Aceves-MR/LR
    Gaudin-LR

    Hughes will win the 5th rotation spot because Joba cannot repeat his delivery and when Joba was in the pen his fastball was around 100mph and as a starter it was in the low 90s plus based on their physicall makeup I think that Hughes will hold up better as a starter than Joba would.

    The Yankees bullpen is good enough that they dont have two carry 2 lefties.

    Say GOODBYE to Ramirez, Mirte, and Logan

  19. Macfan1 5 years ago

    Ramirez is pure junk, the guy has 0 fastball to work off of his changeup and keep hitters guessing. Nothing much to talk about with him.

    The Yankees bullpen in 2010 are looking at

    Gaudin – R – Long Relief / Spot Starter
    Park – R – Short Relief around the 5th, 6th inning
    Aceves – R – Long or Short Relief, multiple innings, 1 inning, 1 batter if need be
    Robertson – R – 7th inning power arm to bridge to the setup man
    Marte – L – Primary Lefty
    Hughes or Joba -R – Setup Man
    Rivera – R – Closer

    Aceves, Robertson, Marte, Hughes or Joba vs lefties
    Park, Aceves, Robertson, Hughes or Joba vs righties

  20. Sidd Finch 5 years ago

    I wish they would’ve dropped Albaladejo…he is a nightmare.

    • Macfan1 5 years ago

      He’ll soon be next to go, he was hideous last season

      5.24 ERA, 34.1 IP, 41 H, 20 ER, 6 HR, 16 BB, 21 K, 1.66 WHIP, .306 BAA

      Simply pathetic.

  21. BradyAndersonsSideburns 5 years ago

    38 comments too many on someone like Edwar Ramirez

  22. vinnieg 5 years ago

    edwar went overseas before he came out for the yankees and learned his change up from the same guy who taught pedro it. It was pretty well regarded as a top 5 change up in the league. the reason why he was so effective was when joba was in the pen. Joba thru heat, he thru his off speed and it made batters dance.

  23. LifeLongYankeeFan 5 years ago

    I’m interested to see which one of Joba or Hughes will get the 5th spot. On one hand, Joba would have the training wheels off this year but he was a lot more dominant in the bullpen and while Hughes turned around the bullpen last year I think he would put up better starter numbers then Joba and I don’t know what Hughes walks to innings pitched was last year but I believe Jobas was about a walk per 2 innings so it couldn’t be worse. What an awful predictament for the Yankees to have lol.

  24. East Coast Bias 5 years ago

    I’m just not sold on CHP.

  25. East Coast Bias 5 years ago

    I’m just not sold on CHP.

  26. Guest 5 years ago

    I heard it was some sort of new off-speed pitch he developed.

  27. Guest 5 years ago

    I heard it was some sort of new off-speed pitch he developed.

  28. $1529282 5 years ago

    Edwar’s change-up was good during his first two seasons and took a nose-dive off the planet in 2009.

  29. ^^^^ FACT

  30. rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

    Ramirez will not be missed with the rest of the talent they have in the pen.

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