The Rays, who added shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in a trade with the Miami Marlins in late June, picked up Chicago White Sox reliever Dan Jennings and New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda in separate deals Thursday. Tampa Bay is currently third in the American League East at 53-50 and three games out of first place after a 6-5, 11-inning loss to the New York Yankees.
Ramirez, 27, is 29-32 with a 4.23 ERA over six big-league seasons with the Mariners and Rays. He signed with Seattle as an amateur free agent out of his native Nicaragua in 2007 and was traded to Tampa Bay for pitcher Mike Montgomery in 2015.
Cishek is making $6 million this year, while Ramirez is signed for $3.125 million. A source said the Mariners sent the Rays $1 million to make up the prorated portion of the difference in the two players’ 2017 salaries.