The Tigers sent minor league outfield prospect Juan Ramirez to the Astros on Friday night, per a team announcement. The move completes the trade that also sent Justin Verlander to Houston in August. As it stands now, the Astros received Verlander (with a $16 million salary discount) and Ramirez for right-handed pitching prospect Franklin Perez, catcher Jake Rogers and outfielder Daz Cameron.
Ramirez, 18, received a $185,000 international signing bonus from the Tigers back in 2015. He’s moved through two seasons of rookie ball since then, and slashed .301/.385/.362 with eight extra-base hits and 10 RBI through 188 plate appearances in the Gulf Coast League this year. Despite his consistent on-base production, he has yet to record a home run at any pro ball level.