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Ramos sent down after four-inning outing

Ramos sent down after four-inning outing

Ramos sent down after four-inning outing
ST. PETERSBURG -- After pitching four scoreless innings with six strikeouts, Rays reliever Cesar Ramos was optioned back to Triple-A Durham.

Ramos was called up before Saturday's game, a 2-1 loss to the Mariners, to provide depth for the Tampa Bay bullpen, which had worked 6 2/3 innings in Friday night's 14-inning victory.

The six strikeouts and four innings were both career highs for Ramos as a reliever. At one point in the fourth and fifth innings, he struck out five consecutive batters.

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The club did not immediately announce who would take Ramos' spot on the roster but Rays manager Joe Maddon said it would be a pitcher.

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