LA Angels Send JC Ramirez to 60-Day DL

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 07: Manager Mike Scioscia, Luis Valbuena
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 07: Manager Mike Scioscia, Luis Valbuena /

The LA Angels roster has been in a state of flux over the bast 24 hours. After big signings and September call-ups, the Angels have their roster for the playoff run. However, starting pitcher JC Ramirez will not be apart of that.

The LA Angels have been receiving a majority of good news on injury front. However, the Halos will be without one of their best pitchers on the season, JC Ramirez, for the rest of the regular season.

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Ramirez was sent to the 10-day disabled list with a forearm strain. Ramirez has pitched a career-high in innings this season, attributed to his transition from the bullpen to the starting rotation. With 147.1 innings pitched this season, Ramirez has nearly doubled his workload from the past two seasons combined.

Ramirez owns a 4.15 ERA on the season with an 11-10 record. He was a solid pitcher for most of the season, but did begin showing fatigue in August. This led to his placement on the DL, and now his season, in all likelihood, being shutdown.

Ramirez originally looked like he would need no more than the ten days to recover. He received a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection last Thursday. PRP shots are often used to help the healing of tendons and ligaments.

However, the injection did not take the desired course, as Ramirez was not rehabbing as well as the team hoped. The only hope for a Ramirez comeback would be a deep playoff runs for the Halos. While that is certainly possible, especially after the blockbuster deals on Thursday, it would be surprising to see Ramirez take the mound again this season.

Assuming Ramirez is able to rehab properly, he should be able to come into Spring Training ready to compete for a starting spot in 2018. Ramirez uses a nice assortment of pitches in his approach, which worked out well for him this year.