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November 19, 2008 at 12:18 PM

Red Sox acquire Ramon Ramirez for Coco Crisp


The Red Sox today acquired right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez from the Royals in exchange for outfielder Coco Crisp. Ramirez pitched in a setup role for Kansas City in 2008, and posted a 2.64 ERA with a 70/31 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 71 2/3 innings. It is expected that Ramirez will become a key contributor to the Boston bullpen in front of closer Jonathan Papelbon. Ramirez relies heavily on two above average pitches: his fastball sits between 92-95 mph with nice late movement, and he also makes use of an plus slider. He is cost-controlled for another four seasons, but is out of options. Crisp will be missed in Boston's outfield, but will likely get the opportunity to be the every day centerfielder for the Royals.

 
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