Sox claim Rangers C Ramirez off waivers
January, 5, 2011
The Red Sox have claimed catcher Max Ramirez off waivers from the Texas Rangers. ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett writes on the move in the Rangers blog:
The Red Sox sure do like the Rangers' catchers. The club claimed Max Ramirez off waivers on Wednesday after the Rangers moved him off the 40-man roster as part of the moves to put Arthur Rhodes and Brandon Webb on the roster.
Ramirez, 26, hit .217 with two homers and eight RBIs in 28 games with the Rangers in 2010. He was in Triple-A Oklahoma City the remainder of the season and hit .286 with three homers and 29 RBIs in 56 games. He was acquired from the Indians for outfielder Kenny Lofton in July 2007.
I'm not surprised to see someone take a chance on Ramirez. It's the second time Boston has plucked the Rangers' system for a catcher in the last six months. They obtained Jarrod Saltalamacchia at the trade deadline last July.