Cesar Ramos (born June 22, 1984, in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher, with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Amateur careerEdit

Ramos attended El Rancho High School. He attended Long Beach State University, going 6-4 with a 2.85 ERA in 17 games, 14 starts, in 2003. In 2004, he went 12-4 with a 2.29 ERA in 19 starts, and in 2005 he went 10-7 with a 2.64 ERA in 18 starts.

Professional careerEdit

San Diego PadresEdit

Ramos was drafted in the first round, 35th overall, in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. He began his professional career in 2005, pitching for the Short-Season Eugene Emeralds and Class-A Fort Wayne Wizards. For Eugene, he went 0-1 with a 6.53 ERA in six games, four starts. While with Fort Wayne he went 3-2 with a 4.19 ERA in seven games started.

In 2006, Ramos pitched for the Lake Elsinore Storm, going 7-8 with a 3.64 ERA in 26 games in 24 starts. Ramos ranked second in the California League and seventh in the organization in ERA. He also led the Storm in innings pitched while rerecording eight quality starts.

Ramos was ranked by Baseball America as the tenth best prospect in the Padres organization in 2007 while going 13-9 with a 3.41 ERA for the San Antonio Missions.

He spent the entire season with the Triple-A Portland Beavers, making 27 starts and one relief appearance. He was tied for the team lead in starts with Josh Geer and also tied for the most starts for a Portland pitcher since the team returned to the Pacific Coast League in 2001 sharing the record with Junior Herndon in '01 and Dennis Tankersley in 2003. Ramos also finished tied for third in the Pacific Coast League in starts while fanning a career-high 105 batters..

In 2009 Ramos split time between the Arizona League Padres, the Lake Elinore Storm, the Portland Beavers and the San Diego Padres. On September 28, 2009 the San Diego Padres announced that Cesar Ramos would be making his first Major League start against his hometown team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cesar Ramos allowed just one run over five innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday night, but took a no-decision in an eventual 3-1 win. He finished the '09 season 0-1 with a 3.07 ERA in five games, two starts.

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

On December 17, 2010 a deal was finalized that send Ramos, along with Adam Russell, Brandon Gomes and Cole Figueroa, to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jason Bartlett and a player to be named later.[1]


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