CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians acquired right-hander Yohan Ramirez from the Seattle Mariners on Monday for cash or a player to be named later.
Ramirez, 27, who made seven appearances for the Mariners this season, was optioned immediately to Triple-A Columbus.
Ramírez was 1-0 with a 7.56 ERA before being designated for assignment on May 13. He also pitched in four games for Triple-A Tacoma.
He spent parts of the last three seasons with Seattle, which got him during the winter meeting after spending four seasons in the Houston organization.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Guardians transferred reliever James Karinchak to the 60-day disabled list. He affects Karinchak with a muscle strain in his shoulder.
Cleveland had a day off Monday. The Guardians open a two-game series on Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds.