Blue Jays select contract of RHP Neil Ramirez

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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 14: Neil Ramirez #58 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning at Progressive Field on July 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Yankees defeated the Indians 5-4. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 14: Neil Ramirez #58 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning at Progressive Field on July 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Yankees defeated the Indians 5-4. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) /
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RHP Neil Ramirez has had his contract selected by the Blue Jays, with fellow reliever Jason Adam optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to make room on the roster.

According to an official team announcement, the Blue Jays have selected the contract of RHP Neil Ramirez to their active roster. As a corresponding move, the team has optioned RHP Jason Adam to Triple-A Buffalo.

In addition, the team has transferred RHP Ryan Borucki to the 60-day injured list in order to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Ramirez.

Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi was the first to note that Ramirez arrived at the Jays clubhouse Sunday morning. Mike Wilner of Sportsnet The Fan 590 also confirmed Ramirez’s presence shortly after.

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Ramirez, 30, was signed to a minor-league contract by the Blue Jays on August 6. Having spent the bulk of the 2019 season with the Cleveland Indians, Ramirez appeared in a single game for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, tossing a scoreless inning against the Columbus Clippers.

For his career, the native of Virginia Beach, Virginia has appeared in 179 games, has pitched to an ERA of 4.41 and has struck out 205 batters (538th among active pitchers) in 171.1 frames.

Adam, 28, was acquired from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations on March 17.

He had his contract selected from Buffalo on August 1 and pitched seven innings for the big club, allowing a single earned run and picking up a win. Prior to joining the Blue Jays, Adam had spent the majority of his career with the Royals.

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