Angels obtain lefty Ramos from Rays

Anaheim, CA ( – The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired
pitcher Cesar Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday in exchange for minor
league hurler Mark Sappington.

Ramos, a second-year arbitration-eligible player, pitched in 167 games for the
Rays over the past four seasons and compiled a 5-9 record with a 3.66 ERA and
one save. All but eight of those appearances came in relief.

The left-hander did make seven starts for Tampa Bay in 2014, but posted a 2.92
ERA out of the bullpen compared to a 5.04 mark as a starter.

In 43 overall games last season, Ramos went 2-6 with a 3.70 ERA.

Sappington, 23, had been rated the 11th-best prospect in the Angels’ system by but is coming off a rough season, going 4-11 with a 6.02 ERA over 42
games (17 starts) between Double-A Arkansas and High-A Inland Empire. The
right-hander was a fifth-round pick of the Angels in the 2012 draft.