The Dodgers have officially released right-handed reliever AJ Ramos. According to the team’s transaction page, Ramos was released yesterday. The team has yet to officially announce the decision to let him loose.
Ramos was a former All-Star closer with the Marlins and was dominant as recently as 2016. In 2018, Ramos suffered from a right shoulder strain that kept him out for the entire season. The Dodgers scooped him up on a minor league deal back in July.
According to MLB, the #Dodgers have released RHP AJ Ramos.
— MiLB-Transactions (@tombaseball29) August 29, 2020
Ramos had been spending his time getting reps in at the Dodgers’ alternate training site at USC. The team has not said much about Ramos lately, but Dave Roberts had said that he was progressing in at the alternate location. He appeared in two Summer Camp games and did not allow a run. Ramos also struck out 4 batters over his 1.1 innings of work.
Ramos was a force with the Marlins from 2014 to 2016. He made 138 appearances with an ERA of 2.55 with a strikeout rate of 10.9 per 9 innings pitched. The Dodgers had hoped he could compliment Kenley Jansen in the later innings.