Jul 23 10:41a
Ramirez was sent back down to Triple-A Tacoma after his start Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
Ramirez made a great start for the Mariners on Tuesday, tossing seven innings and giving up only two runs on five hits and two walks. The effort was not enough, as he was bested by Mets starter Jacob DeGrom despite striking out a career-high 10 batters in the process. Ramirez was sent down to make room for Wednesday's starter Taijuan Walker in an effort to see what Walker can provide for the team. Even though the start was a bright spot for Ramirez this season, he still has a very poor record of just 1-5, and his less than stellar 4.35 ERA is not impressing the Mariners to the point where he deserves a permanent spot in the rotation. It's possible that the Mariners will continue to shuffle players around in their rotation for the remainder of the season or that they might need an injury fill-in at some point, so calling Ramirez back up to get him a couple more starts this year is a definite possibility.