The Phillies have designated 24-year old righty reliever J.C. Ramirez for assignment. Ramirez pitched in 11 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year in his first taste of the majors and he was 0-1 with a 7.43 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP. He gave up 17 hits (3 homers) and walked 8 batters while whiffing 9 of them in his 13 1/3 innings with the Phillies, so he got hit hard and he was wild. Ramirez also pitched in 27 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball this year for the Phillies and he was 3-2 with a 5.30 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. The Phillies needed Ramirez’ roster spot for 31-year old righty reliever/starter Zach Miner, who has been called up to the show. He pitched in 27 games (12 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 5-6 with 2 saves, a 3.90 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Miner last pitched in the majors in 2009 for the Tigers. Miner has pitched in 157 games (35 starts) in his first 4 years in the show and he is 25-20 with 1 save, a 4.24 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Miner will initially work out of the pen for the Phillies.
UPDATE: (8/4/2013) – The Phillies have outrighted J.C. Ramirez to AAA.