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Ramos to take hill vs. Reds in Moore's place

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CINCINNATI -- Cesar Ramos will be the Rays' starter Sunday against the Reds in the finale of the three-game series. Ramos will be taking Matt Moore's spot in the rotation after the Rays placed Moore on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

The decision came down to Ramos and Erik Bedard, who is currently pitching at Triple-A Durham.

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CINCINNATI -- Cesar Ramos will be the Rays' starter Sunday against the Reds in the finale of the three-game series. Ramos will be taking Matt Moore's spot in the rotation after the Rays placed Moore on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

The decision came down to Ramos and Erik Bedard, who is currently pitching at Triple-A Durham.

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Manager Joe Maddon explained the choice.

"Based on the Spring Training that he had and a lot of the conversations we had with [Ramos] and all the other pitchers as we broke Spring Training, [we were] trying to stay true to our word," Maddon said. "We felt like this was the right thing to do right now, given that opportunity.

"He's been pitching well out of the bullpen for us in the brief time that he's pitched with us this season. It's not been that far removed -- I still believe he's able to throw at least 75 pitches in a game. It's just trying to be consistent with our message, too."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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