Report: Dodgers talking to the Rays about Erasmo Ramirez

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The Dodgers have talked to the Rays about pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. With a slew of ailing pitchers, the Dodgers are on the prowl for starting pitching help.

While Ramirez has made only one start and 30 relief appearances for the Rays this season, the Dodgers believe he could pitch four or five innings if needed. The right-hander currently sports a 3.75 ERA with a 36/12 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings.

Ramirez, 26, is earning $2.375 million this season. He’ll have three more years of arbitration eligibility before being eligible to hit free agency after the 2019 season.