Nationals Return Elvin Ramirez To Mets

The Nationals announced that they returned Rule 5 selection Elvin Ramirez to the Mets. The right-hander spent the season on the 60-day DL after undergoing an operation on his throwing shoulder. The Nationals conserve 40-man roster space with the move.

Ramirez, 24, was sidelined all season and never pitched in a game for the Nationals or one of their affiliates. He posted a 4.16 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 5.5 BB/9 in 80 innings for two of the Mets' affiliates before the Nationals selected him in last December's draft.

Players have to spend 90 non-September days on the active roster to become official property of their new teams. Otherwise, their Rule 5 status carries forward until the players spend 90 non-September days on the active roster. For a complete recap of the December 2010 Rule 5 draft, click here.


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14 Comments on "Nationals Return Elvin Ramirez To Mets"


Dan Hyde
3 years 10 months ago

Nevermind

tacko
3 years 10 months ago

He’s a Rule 5 pick and he spent the whole year one the DL, so Ramirez didn’t spend enough non-September days on the Nationals roster. The Nats were forced to return him back to the Mets.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 10 months ago

So, if the Nationals had held on to him for 90-days in the 2012 season then they could have sent him down? Or does the Rule 5 status stick with them the whole year until they acquire the necessary amount of time on the active roster?

Chris Whitby
3 years 10 months ago

As per the article,┬áthe “Rule 5 status carries forward until the players spend 90 non-September days on the active roster.” So the latter – the Rule 5 status sticks until he spends 90 non-DL days on the big league roster. Hope that makes sense.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 10 months ago

No, I understand that. But I’m asking if the Nationals had tried to hold on to him into next year, could they have had him on the active roster for the first 90 days of the 2012 season, and then had the ability to demote him? I wasn’t sure because that would be his second season with the team.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 10 months ago

No, I understand that. But I’m asking if the Nationals had tried to hold on to him into next year, could they have had him on the active roster for the first 90 days of the 2012 season, and then had the ability to demote him? I wasn’t sure because that would be his second season with the team.

3 years 10 months ago

Finally some great news for my Mets

MetsFanXXIII
3 years 10 months ago

The Mets abused him anyway.

Lastings
3 years 10 months ago

Brian Cashman?

3 years 10 months ago

I heard Cashman blamed the Mets for the Joba injury

Lastings
3 years 10 months ago

That’s true, they’ve hurt his feelings here-and-there.

HalfSt
3 years 10 months ago

It is good that the Nats are finally reaching the point that Rule 5 will not be a necessary great opportunity for them. As a matter of fact, i more worry that they will lose somebody with promise. I am still amazed that Michael Martinez stuck with the Phillies all year. I guess he will be back in AAA next season for them.

+1/2St.

NatsTown
3 years 10 months ago

Welp there goes our future

Christopher Soto
3 years 10 months ago

Yawnnnn……Ramirez is nothing more than cannon fodder for the AAA team….granted the whole Mets team was basically rookies and AAA cannon fodder players.