Nationals Call Up Veteran Pitcher

The Washington Nationals have called up veteran reliever Erasmo Ramirez from Triple-A Rochester, to replace Hunter Harvey who's headed to the injured list with a pronator strain. 

As noted by Nationals beat reporter Jessica Camerato, the Nicaraguan-born Ramirez is in his 11th major league season, and the Nats are his 6th team. He has a career 33-40 record, initially as a starter at the beginning of his career, though he's transitioned into the bullpen since 2018. His lifetime ERA is 4.37.

This season, with the Rochester Red Wings at Triple-A, the 31-year-old has tossed 7 scoreless innings, surrendering just 4 hits and 1 walk, to go with 12 strikeouts. 

Ramirez hit his peak in 2015, when, as a starter for the Tampa Bay Rays, he went 11-6 with a 3.75 ERA. 

The Nationals also transfered utility player Ehire Adrianza to the 60-day IL to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Ramirez. He'll likely be used in low-leverage situations out of the Nats bullpen. 

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