Sunday April 4, 2010
The lefty? Cesar Ramos. Ramos got a taste of the major leagues in 5 appearances late last year for the Padres, 2 as a starter. Now he will be the loogy coming out of the pen until Thatcher returns from the DL.
Ramos was a 1st round draft pick by the Padres in 2005, but has largely been a disappointment as a starter in 5 seasons in the minors. He impressed the Padres staff in a relief role in spring training this year giving up just 2 hits in 17 at bats to left handed hitters.
To make room for Ramos the Padres optioned Adam Russell to AAA Portland.