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Alejandro Ramos Jr. (born September 20, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Miami Marlins and New York Mets.

A. J. Ramos
A. J. Ramos on August 13, 2017.jpg
Ramos with the New York Mets in 2017
Free agent
Born: (1986-09-20) September 20, 1986 (age 33)
Lubbock, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 2012, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record17–18
Earned run average3.07
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Ramos with the Marlins in 2016

Ramos attended Estacado High School in Lubbock, Texas. He then enrolled at Texas Tech University, where he played college baseball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.[1] In 2008, Ramos underwent Tommy John surgery.[2]

Miami MarlinsEdit

The Florida Marlins selected Ramos in the 21st round, with the 638th overall selection, of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.[3] Ramos was called up to the majors for the first time on September 4, 2012.[4] In 2014, Ramos had a 7-0 win-loss record with a 2.11 earned run average.[5] Ramos became the Marlins' closing pitcher in 2015, due to the struggles of Steve Cishek.[6] In 2016, Ramos successfully converted his first 24 save opportunities, setting a franchise record.[7] He was named to appear in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game.[8]

Ramos and the Marlins agreed on a $6.55 million salary for the 2017 season.[9]

New York MetsEdit

The New York Mets acquired Ramos from the Marlins in exchange for minor leaguers Merandy González and Ricardo Cespedes on July 28, 2017.[10] He became a free agent after the 2018 season.

Personal lifeEdit

A.J. Ramos is an ambassador for Up2Us Sports, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting underserved youth by providing them with coaches trained in positive youth development.[11] He is of Mexican American descent.[12]


  1. ^ "Former Estacado, Texas Tech star A.J. Ramos warms to the closer role with Marlins". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  2. ^ HACKNEY-REDMAN, KRISTEN. "Troubling trend of arm injuries plagues young pitchers - Lubbock Online - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ WATSON, GEORGE. "Reds take Richburg in MLB draft - Lubbock Online - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Miami Marlins: Reliever A.J. Ramos receives September promotion after phenomenal Double-A campaign". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Lubbock native A.J. Ramos holds onto his Red Raider roots while playing in Miami". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Miami Marlins' A.J. Ramos a closer with starter's skills". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "Former Estacado, Texas Tech pitcher Ramos has good memories of teammate Fernandez". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Fialkov, Harvey. "Marlins' A.J. Ramos, from anonymity to All-Star". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Marlins reach deal with closer Ramos, 4 others". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
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  11. ^ "Miami Marlins Closer A.J. Ramos Becomes Up2Us Sports Ambassador". Up2Us Sports. November 17, 2015. Archived from the original on April 15, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
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