Ramirez to start Tuesday, plus other rotation news
Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez will be recalled by the Mariners and start Tuesday night’s game against the Mets at Safeco Field, filling a rotation spot that has been open since Taijuan Walker was sent down prior to the All-Star break.
Ramirez, 24, has gone 1-4 with a 4.58 ERA in 11 starts for Seattle in previous stints with the club this season. The youngster from Nicaragua is 2-4 with a 4.12 ERA in nine starts for Tacoma.
The Mariners haven’t listed a starter yet for Wednesday’s series finale with the Mets, though they’ve announced they’ll push veteran right-handers Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez back a day.
Walker pitched five innings of one-run ball for Tacoma on Friday at Reno, so he’d be available to throw on regular rest on Wednesday if the Mariners choose to recall him.
Iwakuma will start Thursday’s series opener with the Orioles, with Hernandez now slated to pitch Friday, followed by Chris Young and Roenis Elias on Saturday and Sunday.
Ramirez will be officially added to the 25-man roster on Tuesday, when the club will need to make another move to clear his spot.