Rays release right-hander Ramirez

Rays release righty Ramirez

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays announced Thursday that they have released right-hander Ramon Ramirez.

Ramirez, 27, went 0-0 with a 3.65 ERA in 11 appearances for the Reds in 2009. He has appeared in 16 Major League games over the past two seasons -- including four starts -- compiling a 1-1 record with a 2.97 ERA.

Tampa Bay claimed him off waivers from Cincinnati on Nov. 9.

Thursday's move puts the Rays' 40-man roster at 39.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.