Elvin shipped to Angels to free 40-man spot

March, 27, 2013
3/27/13
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Reliever Elvin Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for cash. The maneuver frees a 40-man roster spot.

Ramirez, 25, had a 5.48 ERA in 20 relief appearances at the major league level last season.

The Mets' 40-man roster now stands at 38.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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