510,000 USD (2014)
Texas Tech University
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Alejandro Ramos, Cynthia Ramos
Alejandro Ramos Jr. (born September 20, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami Marlins.
Ramos attended Estacado High School in Lubbock, Texas. He then enrolled at Texas Tech University, where he played college baseball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. In 2008, Ramos underwent Tommy John surgery.
The Florida Marlins selected Ramos in the 21st round, with the 638th overall selection, of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. Ramos was called up to the majors for the first time on September 4, 2012. In 2014, Ramos had a 7-0 win-loss record with a 2.11 earned run average. Ramos became the Marlins' closing pitcher in 2015, due to the struggles of Steve Cishek. In 2016, Ramos successfully converted his first 24 save opportunities, setting a franchise record. He was named to appear in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game.
Ramos and the Marlins agreed on a $6.55 million salary for the 2017 season.
The New York Mets acquired Ramos from the Marlins in exchange for minor leaguers Merandy González and Ricardo Cespedes on July 28, 2017.
A.J. Ramos is an ambassador for Up2Us Sports, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting underserved youth by providing them with coaches trained in positive youth development. He is of Mexican American descent.
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