Neil Ramirez

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Neil Ramirez
Chicago Cubs – No. 66
Pitcher
Born: (1989-05-25) May 25, 1989 (age 24)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Neil Andrew Ramirez (born May 25, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently on the Chicago Cubs' 40-man roster.

Professional career

Ramirez was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of Kempsville High School.

On August 17, 2011 he was promoted to Triple-A at Round Rock and substituted Eric Hurley who left on disability per viral infection. Prior to it, on July 15, Ramirez went out for a week to rehab in Frisco, Texas due to sore shoulder which prevented him from playing in Double-A level league which didn't bothered him as he was quoting saying later to MLB.com.1

Ramirez was added to the Rangers' 40-man roster on November 18, 2011.2 On August 23, 2013, Ramirez was traded to the Chicago Cubs as the player to be named later in the July 2013 trade of Matt Garza.3

References

  1. ^ Louie Horvath (August 17, 2011). "Prospect Ramirez not deterred by sore shoulder". MLB.com. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rangers purchase contracts of six players for 40-man roster" (Press release). November 18, 2011. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Mark Gonzales (August 23, 2013). "Cubs claim RHP Ramirez on waivers to complete Garza trade". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on August 24, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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