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Yanks deal Ramirez to Rangers for cash

Yanks deal Ramirez to Rangers for cash

TAMPA, Fla. -- Edwar Ramirez will have a chance to see if his Bugs Bunny changeup can pay dividends in the American League West, as he was dealt on Tuesday by the Yankees to the Rangers in exchange for cash considerations.

Ramirez, a soft-tossing right-handed reliever, was designated for assignment by New York on Feb. 28 in order to create room for Chan Ho Park on the 40-man roster.

The 28-year-old appeared in 20 games over two stints with the Yankees in 2009, compiling a 5.73 ERA with no record. He spent the remainder of the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 1-5 with a 3.19 ERA in 29 games.

Originally a product of the Angels' farm system, Ramirez was plucked by the Yankees from the Independent United League in July 2006 and made his biggest impact in '08, when he was 5-1 with a 3.90 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings over 55 appearances.

In 96 appearances with the Yankees from 2007-09, Ramirez was 6-2 with a 5.22 ERA, two saves and 116 strikeouts in 98 1/3 innings.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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