Diamondbacks’ J.C. Ramirez Clears Waivers, Heads to Reno

By Thomas Lynch

Jun 8, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher J.C. Ramirez (56) throws the ball during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that relief pitcher J.C. Ramirez has cleared waivers and will now be heading to Triple A Reno. The news was first tweeted by Zach Buchanan at azcentral:

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Ramirez pitched in 12 games for the D’backs this year going 1-1 with a 4.11 ERA. He gave up seven hits and four walks while striking out 11 in 15 1/3 innings. The right-handed Ramirez was originally called up from Reno on May 10th was designated for assignment on June 13th to clear a roster spot for Allen Webster. He was signed by the Snakes in December after he had been released by the Cleveland Indians.

In other news tweeted by Buchanan, Reno pitcher Tim Crabbe was traded to the Chicago White Sox for cash or a player to be named later:

Crabbe appeared in 20 games total for Reno and Double A Mobile to the tune of a 4.25 ERA.  He was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 14th round of the 2009 Draft and joined the D’backs’ organization earlier this year.