Aug 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez (50) pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners option Erasmo Ramirez, call up Abraham Almonte


The Seattle Mariners made a couple roster moves after acquiring outfielder Xavier Avery from the Baltimore Orioles today.

One of the moves involves right handed pitcher Erasmo Ramirez who was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. The move was made in order to get an extra position player on the Mariners roster. He will most likely be called up on Sunday as he is in line to start for the Mariners on Tuesday.

The Mariners have purchased the contract of outfielder Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Tacoma.

He was acquired by the Mariners from the New York Yankees in the Shawn Kelly trade. Almonte has batted .300/.394/.482 with 15 home runs and 26 steals between Double and Triple-A this season.

Almonte was Triple-A Tacoma’s best player in the second half of the season. Hitting .314 with a OBP of .403 and .491 slugging percentage. He hit 17 doubles, five triples and 11 home runs with 50 RBI’s in the second half of the minor league season.

The 24 year old right handed hitter will provide depth for Seattle’s three outfield positions for the remainder of the year.

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