Athletics claim righty Carlos Ramirez from Blue Jays


Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Carlos Ramirez. (John Minchillo/AP)

The Oakland Athletics have claimed right-handed pitcher Carlos Ramirez from the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 27-year-old gave up one earned run in 2.1 innings for the Blue Jays this season after being called up from triple-A.

The Athletics announced the move as they were in the midst of sweeping the Blue Jays in a four-game series, adding insult to injury.

Ramirez has spent his entire professional career with the Blue Jays organization, having signed with the team in 2009.

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