Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez followed up a strong winter debut by pitching six no-hit innings Friday for Lara before settling for a no-decision in a 2-1 loss to Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Ramirez, 24, struck out five and walked one before exiting what was then a scoreless game. He allowed two unearned runs and five hits over six innings in his only previous outing for Lara.
The Mariners face a decision next spring on Ramirez, who was 1-6 with a 5.26 ERA this season in 17 games, including 14 starts. He is out of options, which means he can’t be sent back to the minors without clearing waivers.
Ramirez was also 6-5 with a 3.65 ERA this season in 15 games at Triple-A Tacoma.