Reliever Manny Delcarmen signs with Rangers

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A day after requesting and receiving his release from the Mariners, former Red Sox reliever Manny Delcarmen signed with the Rangers on Thursday.  It’s his fourth organization in the last year.

Delcarmen, who was traded from Boston to Colorado last summer, had a 5.14 ERA and a 23/12 K/BB ratio in 28 innings for Triple-A Tacoma after failing to make the Mariners out of spring training.  He’ll join the Rangers’ Triple-A Round Rock affiliate.

It’s been a tough go for Delcarmen, who was once often sought-after in trade talks and looked at as a potential closer.  His command was never great, and with his velocity down, he’s no longer able to get ahead of hitters and attempt to put them away with his plus curve.  He may well be done at age 29.

 

A.J. Ramos to undergo season-ending surgery for torn labrum

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Mets reliever A.J. Ramos has a torn labrum and will undergo season-ending surgery on Wednesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Ramos, 31, has been out of action since late May. In his last two appearances, in Milwaukee against the Brewers, he walked both batters he faced in the 10th inning, then gave up three runs and recorded only two outs the next day. On the season, he owns a disappointing 6.41 ERA with a 22/15 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings. The shoulder issue explains his struggles.

The Mets acquired Ramos from the Marlins ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline last July. Ramos will be eligible for free agency once the season concludes.