The Scats signed Horacio Ramirez to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse. Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Royals earlier this month after posting a 5.96 ERA in 19 appearances.
He's a classic Rizzo dumpster-dive. The lefty has a 49.4% career groundball rate, but he stinks. He can't miss bats at all, and he doesn't get lefties out any better than he does righties.
Mostly, this is barely worth a post. But still, something about grabbing a Royals cast-off feels like one of those moments that marks a new low. Like when we gave up a homer to Joe Thurston.