Just hours after it was announced the Dodgers signed Jimmy Nelson to a one-year deal, Los Angeles added another arm. The team signed right-handed pitcher Edubray Ramos to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) January 7, 2020
While Jimmy Nelson offers the Dodgers some depth in the rotation, Ramos offers them bullpen help if needed. Nelson may also end up in the bullpen long-term, but it never hurts to have these guys waiting in the wings.
Ramos spent the last four seasons with the Phillies, experiencing plenty of success along the way. In 2018, he appeared in 52 games and pitched to a 2.32 ERA to go along with a 179 ERA+ and 3.54 FIP.
While he may not blow hitters away with his stuff, Ramos could potentially be a diamond in the rough or reclamation product for Friedman and co. There is almost no risk associated with the signing and all of the potential for a high reward.