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Dodgers Release Former All-Star Closer AJ Ramos



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. 

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. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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    • No , just bad reporting. Not a complete story wo getting more info. Obviously troll they wouldn’t get rid of a player unless he couldn’t do the job or had a halth or personal reason.
      Quit being so critical as if you know everything. You are not smarter than Friedman!

    • Grisham is right. Could his contract callcfor a raise if he gets promoed to the big leagues? Are they clearing a roster spot for a possible trade? Is there something they know about him that makes him undesirable?
      There are so many possibilities, why do you always seem to criticize what this front office does when they’ve put together such a great team and a farm system that will keep supplying them for yrs to come.
      I heard the padres are looking for more fans!

  1. I am sure the Dodgers regretted letting him go. They are doing their do.diligence to keep the pitching strong . Now is the time to talk to the Indians about Lindor or the Rockies about Arenado.

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