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Santiago Ramirez

Ramírez was signed as amateur free agent by the Houston Astros in 1997. After spending the next two seasons playing baseball in the Dominican Republic, Ramírez made his minor league debut in 1999 with the Martinsville Astros, Houston's rookie-level minor league affiliate. He made 25 appearances as a relief pitcher for Martinsville, winning two games and losing one with a 1.45 earned run average (ERA) and 17 saves.

He became a free agent after the 2004 season, and spent one season in the Kansas City Royals organization before signing with the Nationals. 

Ramírez was released by Washington on July 1, 2006 and joined the Chunichi Dragons in 2007. After spending the 2008 season in the Mexican League with the Sultanes de Monterrey, he played for the Worcester Tornadoes of the independent Can-Am League in 2009, his last professional season.