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A’s claim former outfielder turned pitcher off waivers from Blue Jays

TORONTO — In the middle of a blowout against the Blue Jays, the A’s decided to claim a player off waivers from their current opponent.
The A’s claimed 27-year-old right-handed pitcher Carlos Ramirez off waivers from the Blue Jays.
Signed as an outfielder in 2009 out of the Domincan Republic, Ramirez was converted to a pitcher by the Blue Jays just after the 2014 spring. He went 9-4 with 21 saves and a 2.51 ERA in five seasons in Toronto’s minor league system.

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Ramirez posted a 3.86 ERA in two relief appearances with the Blue Jays this season before getting designated for assignment May 13. He’s appeared in 14 games with the Blue Jays over the past two season, posting a 2.84 ERA with 17 strikeouts and eight walks in 19 innings pitched.

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