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Washington Nationals make their signing of right-hander Erasmo Ramirez official
The Washington Nationals have made their signing of right-hander Erasmo Ramirez official, announcing today.
The Washington Nationals have made their signing of right-hander Erasmo Ramirez official, announcing today. In a corresponding move, fellow righty Gerardo Carrillo was designated for assignment. Additionally, infielder Lucius Fox cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A.
Ramírez, 32, went 4–2 with a 2.92 ERA in 60 games for the Nationals in 2022 on his way to being named Nationals Pitcher of the Year by the Washington D.C. media. He ranked among National League relievers in innings pitched (1st, 80.1) and inherited runners scored (5th, 27.3%). He led Washington’s bullpen with a 2.46 ERA in 58 relief appearances. Ramírez made two starts last season, both against Atlanta, on June 13 and July 17. Ramírez pitched 2.0 or more innings in relief in 16 games during the 2022 season. He had a 1.43 ERA over 37.2 innings in those games.
The right handed Ramírez posted team-best scoreless innings streaks of 18.0 (Aug. 12 — Sept. 11) and 16.0 (July 17 — Aug. 9) last season. His 18.0 scoreless innings streak was the eighth-longest by a National League reliever in 2022.