Astros Sign Max Ramirez

The Astros signed catcher Max Ramirez to a minor league deal, according to Zachary Levine of the Houston ChronicleCarlos Corporan broke a finger last week, further compromising the Astros' catching depth, explained Levine.  Ramirez had been released by the Cubs on Friday.  The 26-year-old had been claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the Red Sox, who claimed him from the Rangers. 

Ramirez hit .286/.373/.381 in 226 plate appearances for the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate last year, picking up another 85 PAs with the big club.  He played 11 games for the Cubs' Triple-A team this year.  Ramirez may still have potential with the bat, but he is considered a below-average defensive catcher.    

13 Responses to Astros Sign Max Ramirez Leave a Reply

  1. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    He gets around.

  2. Rick Garcia 4 years ago

    this could actually be a nice sign for the astros

  3. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    Four teams now in about as many months. At this pace, Ramirez should be able to make his way through the entire MLB by the time he hits thirty.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      atleast he’ll have a nice jersey collection

  4. gqmp 4 years ago

    I predicted it 3 days ago
    Astros would take a flyer on him.A cheep backup to fit draton”s budget. We will see what happens
    when the new owner takes over.

  5. MadmanTX 4 years ago

    If he had to land anywhere, it figures it would be with the Astros because: they need catching depth badly and because Uncle Drayton covets former Rangers.

    • Who are these “coveted former Rangers” you speak of not named Jason Jennings/Pudge?

      • Actually, Jennings was an Astro before being a Ranger…not sure what Madman is talking about. You could say that the Astros (Wade) covets former Phillies…

  6. jondogg2010 4 years ago

    Hmm… I don’t know why the Red Sox didn’t resign him, I mean he went loopty loop and wouldn’t have cost a thing!

  7. rovert22044 4 years ago

    I’m actually very happy with this signing. He adds depth and has some promise.

  8. I bet Ed is getting nervous with the ownership talks progressing.

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