Description: The Mariners have demoted Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A.
Insight: The 22-year-old will be the first man up if Seattle needs a starter. He had a 3.72 ERA in 77 1/3 innings at Triple-A and a 3.36 ERA in 59 innings in the majors last season and posted a 3.53 K/BB between the two levels.
6/13/2012 6:31:00 PM
Description: Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez has been called up from Triple-A Tacoma to start Thursday. Kevin Millwood (groin) will be pushed back to Saturday.
Insight: Ramirez has a 3.11 ERA in seven starts at Triple-A. He took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in his last start and has allowed just four runs in 21 1/3 innings over his last three turns. Ramirez also has a 2.45 ERA in seven relief appearances for Seattle this season. He's worth a flier against the light-hitting Padres Thursday.