Yankees and Dodgers completed an exchange at the beginning of the 2024 Major League campaign – La Opinion

Yankees and Dodgers completed an exchange at the beginning of the 2024 Major League campaign – La Opinion

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The Los Angeles Dodgers managed to acquire the services of the left-handed relief pitcher, Nick Ramírez, coming from the New York Yankees with a cash payment, transfer announced by the team on Tuesday April 2nd. The pitcher landed in New York in free agency on December 19 after having completed one season in uniform with the San Diego Padres.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers organization decided to move right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol to the 60-day injured list to make room for fellow left-handed pitcher Nick Ramírez on the team’s 40-man roster. Graterol has not seen action so far in the 2024 season after suffering inflammation in his right shoulder.

Nick Ramírez will be a player who can give the Los Angeles Dodgers a new left-handed option out of the bullpen alongside Ryan Yarbrough and Alex Vesia. The left-handed pitcher managed to debut in the Major Leagues in the 2019 campaign with the Detroit Tigers, where he was able to pitch a total of 2 seasons and then joined the ranks of the San Diego Padres in 2021.

Ramírez’s experience in the Major Leagues

Ramírez has 4 years of experience in Major League Baseball and he landed in the Dodgers organization where he will be quite useful and will have an important responsibility in the 2024 season in the aspirations of the Los Angeles team.

The 34-year-old player was able to have a positive season defending the colors of the Yankees from New York in 2023. Ramírez posted a 1-2 record with a 2.66 ERA and a 47% ground ball rate in 40 2/3 innings. He owns a 4.04 ERA and 7.55 K/9 in 96 career appearances across four MLB seasons.

The Yankees do not stop winning and Mexican pitcher is in a stellar plan

Víctor González, Mexican pitcher, member of the Yankees organization of New York is so far enjoying the total trust of the manager of the so-called ‘Bronx Mules’, Aaron Boone, who gave him the game ball to close the team’s most recent game even with his little experience in that role.

During the most recent day of Major League Baseball last Mondaythe New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Mexican pitcher Víctor González made his second appearance of the current season and this time he had a different challenge since the responsibility of recording the second game saved was in his hands of his career of just 4 years in the Major Leagues.

González’s performance in a great match

Víctor González entered the game in the 9th inning of the game with a clear and firm objective to retire three Arizona batters, but allowed an RBI hit by Jorge Barroa that complicated the situation at that time. But despite this, the Mexican pitcher was able to consecutively and quite efficiently dominate the Dominican players Geraldo Perdomo and Ketel Marte to put an end to the match and manage to seal the victory 5 runs to 2 for the New York organization.

González’s numbers

The left-hander had a 1.33 ERA with 23 men struck out in 20 innings. released in the 2020 season, while in the playoffs of that same year he struck out a total of 5 rivals in 6 innings with a 2.70 ERA.

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