Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting the San Francisco Giants have signed right-handed pitcher Ramon Ramirez and Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports it's a one-year minor league deal.
Ramirez spent the 2012 season playing for the New York Mets after the Giants traded him away during the 2011 offseason. The 31-year-old went 3-4 producing a 4.24 ERA in 58 games allowing 58 hits, 30 earned runs, four homers, 52 strikeouts and opponents batted .247 off him in 63.2 innings.
Ramirez was traded by the Boston Red Sox in July 2010 to the Giants where he was an integral part of their championship team. The Dominican native spent two seasons with the Giants, where he went 4-3 and owned a 2.07 ERA in 91 games. He yielded 67 hits, 22 earned runs, four homers, 81 strikeouts in his tenure as a San Francisco Giant, and he recorded five saves in 95.2 innings.
Ramirez was signed by the Texas Rangers as an amateur free agent in 1996 and made his Major League debut on April 14, 2006 with the Colorado Rockies. Besides playing for the Giants, Red Sox, Mets and Rockies, Ramirez also played for the Kansas City Royals.
If Ramirez makes the team, the Giants will have all three players back that they lost to the Mets in the 2011 trade: Andres Torres, Angel Pagan, and Ramon Ramirez
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