(Montgomery Advertiser) Biscuits reliever Matt Ramsey started packing his things Monday afternoon after being traded to the Miami Marlins.
The Rays pick up international signing bonus slots from the Marlins, according to Tampa Bay media reports. Tampa Bay gets the Marlins second, third and fourth round bonus slots for the 2014-15 signing period, the value of which is just over $1 million according to MLB.com.
"All I know is that I've been traded," Ramsey said. "I have to sign some stuff and make some calls.
"I'm waiting on a phone call from the Marlins to tell me where to go."
Biscuits manager Brady Williams fielded a call just before the Biscuits started batting practice. He soon called over Ramsey with the news.
"He sat me down and said, 'Matt, you've been traded to the Marlins,'" Ramsey said. "I thought he was joking at first."
Ramsey has a 1.07 ERA in 24 appearances for the Biscuits this year, his first in Double-A. In 33 2/3 innings, he's given up 16 hits with 23 walks and 46 strikeouts.
"I've been really happy with how the season has gone," Ramsey said. "I've been able to command my pitches more."
He said it's "definitely" been the best of his three-year pro career.