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Angels acquire Rays pitcher Cesar Ramos for prospect Mark Sappington
Angels acquire Rays pitcher Cesar Ramos for prospect Mark Sappington

Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto wasted no time putting his off-season plan into motion. Within two hours of trading catcher Hank Conger to Houston for two prospects on Wednesday, he acquired veteran left-hander Cesar Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league pitcher Mark Sappington. Ramos, 30, has pitched as a starter and a reliever, but he is expected to fill a much-needed left-handed relief role for the Angels, who spent most of 2014 without an effective left-hander in their bullpen. A former Long Beach State teammate of Angels ace Jered Weaver, Ramos went 2-6 with a 3.70 earned run average in 43 games for the Rays last season, striking out 66 and walking 39 in 82 2/3 innings....

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