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Guardians acquire RHP Ramirez in trade from Mariners

May 16, 2022 GMT
Seattle Mariners pitcher Yohan Ramirez works from the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays during first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
Seattle Mariners pitcher Yohan Ramirez works from the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays during first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
Seattle Mariners pitcher Yohan Ramirez works from the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays during first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
Seattle Mariners pitcher Yohan Ramirez works from the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays during first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
Seattle Mariners pitcher Yohan Ramirez works from the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays during first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians acquired right-hander Yohan Ramirez on Monday from the Seattle Mariners on Monday for cash or a player to be named.

The 27-year-old Ramirez, who made seven appearances for the Mariners this season, was immediately optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

Ramirez went 1-0 with a 7.56 ERA before he was designated for assignment on May 13. He also pitched in four games for Triple-A Tacoma.

Ramirez has spent part of the past three seasons with Seattle, which got him in the 2019 winter meeting raft after he spent four seasons in Houston’s organization.

To make room on their 40-man roster for Ramirez, the Guardians transferred reliever James Karinchak to the 60-day injured list. He’s been slowed this season by a strained shoulder muscle.

Cleveland was off on Monday. The Guardians open a two-game series Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds.

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