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Brewers Purchase Ramirez Contract

August 24, 1999

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ The Milwaukee Brewers purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Hector Ramirez from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

To make room for him on the roster, the Brewers placed catcher Bobby Hughes on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow.

Ramirez, 27, was 3-3 with a 3.80 ERA and nine saves in 58 relief appearances for Louisville.

Hughes, 28, batted .257 with three home runs and eight runs batted in for Milwaukee this season.

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