Mets DFA Yohan Ramirez, reliever who threw at Rhys Hoskins

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New York Mets relief pitcher Yohan Ramirez (46) leaves the game with manager Carlos Mendoza, left, after being ejected during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, March 30, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yohan Ramirez, the reliever who was suspended two games for throwing at Rhys Hoskins, was designated for assignment by the New York Mets on Monday, the team announced. 

Taking his place on the roster is right-hander Cole Sulser, who gets the call-up from Triple-A Syracuse. The 34-year-old veteran has had stints with four teams over the past five seasons — the Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, and Arizona Diamondbacks. He owns a 3.87 career ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. 

Ramirez’s stint with the Mets lasted all of three games where he allowed seven runs on nine hits with four walks in just 5.1 innings of work. 

After being signed as a free agent this winter by David Stearns, Ramirez’s first assignment was during the second game of the season was throwing at Hoskins, whose borderline illegal slide on Jeff McNeil caused both benches to clear on Opening Day. 

The 28-year-old was initially suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, but it was decreased to two games. Manager Carlos Mendoza was also suspended for one game. 

He allowed two runs on five hits while he appealed the suspension during the series finale against Milwaukee. Upon his return, he was tagged for five runs on four hits in a disastrous eighth inning that saw the Cincinnati Reds overturn a 5-1 deficit to beat the Mets, 9-6 on April 6.

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