Rays release RHP Ramon Ramirez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have released right-handed pitcher Ramon Ramirez less than a month after claiming him off waivers.

Ramirez was claimed off waivers from Cincinnati on Nov. 9. Thursday’s move trimmed Tampa Bay’s 40-man roster to 39.

Received 12/03/09 02:52 pm ET