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2020 Dodgers in review: A.J. Ramos

He had a brief stint with the Dodgers

MLB: JUL 19 Diamondbacks at Dodgers Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After missing over two seasons due to an injury, the Dodgers signed right-handed pitcher A.J. Ramos to a minor-league deal in early July.

Ramos did not pitch at all in 2019 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in 2018. He spent time with the Marlins and Mets prior to his stop in Los Angeles. His best season came in 2016, when he was an All-Star and had 40 saves for the Marlins. Through his first five seasons in Miami, Ramos was a very solid reliever. He owned a 2.66 ERA, 145 ERA+, 3.15 FIP and averaged 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

He appeared in two games for the Dodgers during their summer camp and looked really good. Ramos threw a combined 1 13 innings, with all four of his outs coming via the strikeout. When the Opening Day roster came out, Ramos’ name wasn’t included on the list. He began the season at the alternate site, but sadly never got a chance to pitch for the Dodgers during the season.

The Dodgers released Ramos on August 28. He was picked up by the Cubs, but they released him on September 3. The Rockies then signed him to a minor-league contract two days later. Two weeks later, they’d call him up to face his former team, the Dodgers.

He threw a scoreless inning out of the bullpen and had a strikeout. For the season, Ramos appeared in three games, allowing one run and four hits.

That was all for Ramos in 2020.

2020 particulars

Age: 34

Roster status

Ramos is currently a free-agent.