Bowden: Neil Ramirez key to potential Garza deal
|Todd Wills joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the possible Matt Garza trade, Mike Olt, Manny Ramirez, Rangers injuries and potential moves before the trade deadline.
The 24-year Ramirez pitched at all three levels in 2011, then floundered in 2012. He was 6-8 with a 7.66 ERA for 15 starts for Triple-A Round Rock and was demoted back to Frisco, where he's rekindled his trade stock this season.
The 44th overall pick in the 2007 draft out of Virginia Tech hasn't pitched since July 5 because of a shoulder issue, but that doesn't appear to be hindering the Cubs from wanting him included in a potential deal, with the Rangers telling Chicago they won't deal left-hander Martin Perez or High A Myrtle Beach right-hander Luke Jackson.
Ramirez will start for Double-A Frisco on Friday night, ending his two-week layoff.
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