A. J. Ramos
|A. J. Ramos|
Ramos at the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
|Born: September 20, 1986|
|September 4, 2012, for the Miami Marlins|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Earned run average||3.07|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. In 2008, Ramos underwent Tommy John surgery.
The Florida Marlins selected Ramos in the 21st round, with the 638th overall selection, of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. Ramos was called up to the majors for the first time on September 4, 2012. In 2014, Ramos had a 7-0 win-loss record with a 2.11 earned run average. Ramos became the Marlins' closing pitcher in 2015, due to the struggles of Steve Cishek. In 2016, Ramos successfully converted his first 24 save opportunities, setting a franchise record. He was named to appear in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game.
Ramos and the Marlins agreed on a $6.55 million salary for the 2017 season.
New York MetsEdit
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. He is of Mexican American descent.
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- "Lubbock native A.J. Ramos holds onto his Red Raider roots while playing in Miami". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
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- "Former Estacado, Texas Tech pitcher Ramos has good memories of teammate Fernandez". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Fialkov, Harvey. "Marlins' A.J. Ramos, from anonymity to All-Star". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Marlins reach deal with closer Ramos, 4 others". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Miami Marlins Closer A.J. Ramos Becomes Up2Us Sports Ambassador". Up2Us Sports. November 17, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2017.