Ramón Santo Ramírez (born August 31, 1981 in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He previously played for the Colorado Rockies and for the Kansas City Royals before being traded to Boston for Coco Crisp.
Ramírez attended the Hiroshima Toyo Carp's academy in the Dominican Republic in 2000, debuting with the Carp in 2002. He appeared in just two games for the Carp before being posted in 2003. The winning bid was placed by the New York Yankees, who assigned him to their minor league system.
In July, 2005, the Yankees sent him to the Colorado Rockies along with minor leaguer Eduardo Sierra for Shawn Chacon. Ramírez made his Major League Baseball debut with the Colorado Rockies on April 14, 2006, against the Philadelphia Phillies. In his rookie season in 2006, Ramírez set a Rockies record by compiling the longest scoreless streak by a reliever to begin a career. He did not allow a run in his first 15 1/3 innings pitched. His streak ended on May 15, 2006, when Nomar Garciaparra of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit an RBI single scoring Dodger pitcher Brett Tomko from third base.
He was traded to the Royals on March 26, 2008 for a player...