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Erasmo Ramirez called up

Or really to be more exact, his contract was purchased meaning he is another player without options.

The Marlins called up left-handed reliever Erasmo Ramirez from Triple A Albuquerque (N.M.) to reinforce their weary bullpen. Ramirez has big-league experience with the Texas Rangers and Oakland A's, and tinkered with the idea of giving the Marlins a shot when he was a free agent last winter.

Gonzalez said Ramirez tops out at 82 or 83 mph, but is ''sneaky.'' The Marlins have 13 pitchers on the roster.

Here are his stats: Erasmo Ramirez