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Angels sign AJ Ramos to minor-league contract

+ some other news regarding the roster

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels added some potential bullpen depth, as they sighed right-handed reliever AJ Ramos to a minor-league contract.

Ramos, 34, appeared in three games for the Rockies in 2020. He allowed one run in 2 23 innings and had one strikeout.

He was an All-Star with the Marlins in 2016, where he posted a 2.81 ERA in 67 games. He went to the Mets in 2017 and struggled during his two seasons in New York. He appeared in 49 games with the Mets and allowed 24 runs in 38 innings.

Ramos missed all of 2019 with an injury. He was signed to a minor-league contract last year by the Dodgers, but was released then signed with the Rockies.

For a solid five-year stretch, Ramos was a dominant reliever in baseball. Not sure that he can recapture how he performed earlier in his career, but this is definitely a low-risk/high-reward type of signing for the Angels.

Other Angels news

  • The Angels signed outfielder Jon Jay to a minor-league deal. He was released by the club yesterday, but will add more outfield depth to the club in the minors.
  • Joe Maddon announced that infielder Jose Rojas will make the Opening Day roster. He’s been great this spring as he’s hit .333 with an on-base percentage of .488. He’s also added two home runs, two doubles and 10 walks. For the 28-year-old, he would be making his Major-League debut whenever he steps up to the plate for the first time.