The Boston Red Sox climbed right-hander Noe Ramirez from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. To open Ramirez on the 25-man roster, the club sent Pawtuckett to left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross Jr.
Ramirez, 27, has a 0-1 record with two saves and a 2.53 ERA in nine appearances by the PawSox this season. He adds nine strikeouts, two tickets and rivals batting him for .231 on average. With the Red Sox pitched in a game this season on April 8 and struck out one in 1.2 perfect relay episodes.
Ross, 27, allowed two clean runs in one act during the 8-3 loss to the A’s on Thursday. The left-hander, who missed Boston’s first eight games this season to be on the disabled list after becoming ill with influenza, has a 7.00 ERA in eight games. In nine innings he has struck out nine batters, while conceding five innings and allowing seven runs with 12 hits.