The Yankees made two selections in today’s Minor League Rule 5 Draft, taking RHP Steven Jennings in the first round from Pittsburgh’s High-A roster and RHP Manny Ramírez in the second round from Houston’s Low-A roster. Additionally, the Boston Red Sox selected RHP Brian Keller in the second round from the Yankees’ Double-A roster.
Ramírez, 22, has gone 3-5 with a 4.33 ERA (95.2IP, 73H, 58R/46ER, 77BB, 126K, 0HR) in 35 games (14 starts) over three minor league seasons (2017-19). The right-hander did not appear in a game in 2021. The Santo Domingo, D.R., native was originally signed by the Houston Astros as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2017.