The Kentucky Wild Health Genomes of the independent Atlantic League have signed reliever Edubray Ramos, according to the league’s transactions log. It’ll be the first stint in indie ball for the 29-year-old, who has spent the past decade-plus in the affiliated ranks.
Ramos is best known for his four-year run with the Phillies from 2016-19. The righty was a capable middle innings option for a good chunk of that time. He debuted with 40 innings of 3.83 ERA ball as a rookie, then combined for a 3.41 mark across 100 1/3 frames the following two seasons. Ramos posted decent strikeout, walk and swinging strike numbers during that time, and he showed a knack for avoiding barrels and keeping the ball in the yard despite being a fly-ball pitcher.
While Ramos appeared to have cemented himself as a reliable member of the Philadelphia relief corps, his career was thrown off track by an injury-plagued 2019. He missed the bulk of that season with shoulder troubles and struggled mightily over his 20 appearances. The Phils outrighted him off their roster at the end of the year, and the Venezuela native hasn’t returned to the majors since.
Ramos signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers over the 2019-20 offseason. He spent the shortened campaign at their alternate training site but didn’t get a big league call. Last winter, he inked a minors pact with the Rangers. He never appeared in a game with one of Texas’ affiliates, though. He’ll try to work his way back into the affiliated ranks with a strong showing for the Lexington-based Atlantic League club.