Dominican Republic fireballer Yuri Ramos, 26, is headed to Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
The NPB’s prestigious Yomiuri Giants announced on Sunday that they have signed Ramos to a developmental player contract. In a statement, Ramos said, “I’m very excited to join the Giants, a club with a rich history. I look forward to giving my best to the fans and helping the team win championships in the future,” Ramos said in a statement. “I would like to thank the organization and staff for this opportunity.” Ramos will wear number 057.
Ramos has been in the Cubs minor leagues since 2015. In his minor league career (seven years), Ramos has appeared in 107 games, posting a 7-16 record with seven saves and a 5.21 ERA. As a specialized bullpen arm, he is 6-1 with two saves and a 3.71 ERA in the Mexican League this season. He was also a standout at Double-A last year, posting a 0.56 ERA in 12 games for the Cubs.메이저놀이터
Yomiuri has high hopes for him this season, as he has been known to hit up to 99.9 mph (160.8 km/h) on his fastball. The case of Christopher Mercedes (now with the Chiba Lotte Marines), who was brought in as a developmental player and developed into a mainstay, is a good example.