Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:14:36 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SPs Jake Odorizzi, Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos all pitched Monday, March 10, as they fight for the fifth spot in the rotation. In his first start of the spring, Odorizzi lasted 2 1/3 innings; he allowed two hits and one walk, also hitting a batter and striking out one. He's still working on the splitter-changeup he has dubbed "The Thing." Bedard, cultivating a changeup of his own, yielded three runs on five hits in three frames. Ramos gave up five hits and two runs in 4 1/3 frames. Manager Joe Maddon said spring training results will not dictate his selection for the fifth starter.
Fantasy Tip: Odorizzi stands as the favorite and is most worth a deep-mixed speculation, but this could be a mix-and-match situation until Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) returns, and even afterward.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:55:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi is working on a new split-fingered pitch that acts like a changeup with late downward movement. He struggled to control the pitch during his outing Monday, March 10. Odorizzi limited damage, though, as he remains firmly in competition with SPs Cesar Ramos, Erik Bedard and Nathan Karns for the final rotation spot. Manager Joe Maddon said the decision won't come down to spring statistics.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:55:40 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon confirmed that RP Cesar Ramos is being considered for the No. 5 starters job in the rotation.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:06:09 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration with RP Cesar Ramos Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $749,750 deal.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:04:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays Ps Cesar Ramos, Brandon Gomes and Jamey Wright will handle the long relief role this season. SP Jeff Niemann (shoulder) was scheduled to handle that job this season before he underwent shoulder surgery.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:50:56 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with the following players on one-year contracts: Ps Chris Archer, Alex Cobb, Alex Colome, Frank De Los Santos, Brandon Gomes, Brandon Guyer, Josh Lueke, Jake McGee, Mike Montgomery, Jake Odorizzi, Cesar Ramos, Felipe Rivero, Enny Romero and Alexander Torres, Cs Robinson Chirinos, Chris Gimenez, Jose Lobaton and Stephen Vogt, INFs Tim Beckham and Hak-Ju Lee and OF Desmond Jennings. They have also renewed the contract of SP Jeremy Hellickson. As a result, all members of the team's 40-man roster are now under contract for the 2013 season.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:47:51 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Cesar Ramos was added to Mexico's roster for the World Baseball Classic.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:07:00 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled SS Reid Brignac, C Chris Gimenez, RP Cesar Ramos and OF Rich C. Thompson from Triple-A Durham.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:41:51 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays P Cesar Ramos is being stretched out as a starter with Triple-A Durham in case the need for a starter arises with the major league club.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:36:30 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled RP Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham Sunday, July 22, and optioned RP Cesar Ramos to Durham in a corresponding move.