July 19, 2006
From Our Sports Central -
Edwar Ramirez, a dominant closer for the Pelicans last season, was selected to the United League All-Star Game this season as a member of the Edinburg Coyotes. On July 9th his contract was bought by the Yankees Organization and he will report to the Tampa Yankees of the Class-A Florida State League. Ramirez is the first player in United League Baseball history to have his contract bought by a major league team.
He's now 25-years-old. So, Ramirez could move up the chain quickly. He was in the Angels minor league system at first. He pitched in just 12 games over two years in their system and then was released in 2004. Then, in 2005, he shows up as a great closer in the Indy Leagues. There's a story here - I just don't know what it is (at this moment).
This could be a nice story for the Yankees.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at July 19, 2006 12:15 PM