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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||450.00||4.00||.280||39.00||58.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas||14||1||0|| .235|| .071|| .071|
|vs Danks (Career)||3||2||0|| .667||.667||.667|
|vs LHP||41||6||0|| .250|| .171|| .146|
|Last 10 Games|
Michael Bourn, Jose Ramirez not in Indians' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Two regulars are not in the starting lineup for the Indians' game on Sunday.
Center fielder Michael Bourn gets a rest after five straight starts in center. He's replaced by Michael Brantley, who gets his sixth start in center.
Jose Ramirez sits after 12 straight starts at shortstop. Mike Aviles replaces him, batting ninth.
Indians' Jose Ramirez swipes two bases in win Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez went 2 for 3 with two walks, two runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases in his team's 4-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Ramirez hasn't been a force at the plate for much of the season but turned things on against the White Sox, going 5 for 10 with three walks and three stolen bases in the last three games. He broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the seventh inning and his team didn't relinquish the lead over the remainder of the game.
"He looks like he's starting to play with some confidence," manager Terry Francona said, per Northeast Ohio Media Group. "His energy rounding the bag at first ... he looks like the Jose we became really fond of last year. That's very welcome.
"His batting average (.198) is going to be low for a while, but if he starts playing like that it will give us a huge lift."
Ramirez has hit .198/.260/.261 with one home run, seven RBI and eight stolen bases in 111 at-bats.
Indians SS Mike Aviles could supplant Jose Ramirez as starter
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) Veteran Indians utility man Mike Aviles could be destined to take over the starting shortstop job, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
Aviles is currently on the family medical emergency list after his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, but he should be back this weekend.
He would replace struggling Jose Ramirez, who would be sent to Triple-A Columbus for steady work. Ramirez is batting .179.
"I'm encouraged by the way Jose continues to work, both offensively and defensively, to try to improve his performance," said general manager Chris Antonetti. "But it's been a struggle for him. He's a young player that's going through an extended struggle in the major leagues in an environment where there's high expectations for team success."
Ramirez has admitted that, though he remains confident, he's not the same player that helped spark the team following the 2014 trade of Asdrubal Cabrera.
His potential demotion would thrust Zach Walters into the backup shortstop role.
Antonetti: Super Two status no factor in that of Francisco Lindor
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) Indians general manager Chris Antonetti has claimed that preventing premier shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor from reaching Super Two status is not why he has yet to be promoted from Triple-A Columbus, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
The struggling Indians are struggling partly because current shortstop Jose Ramirez has been weaker defensively than expected and a disaster offensively. He has three extra-base hits all year and owns a slash line of .179/.222/.238.
The 21-year-old Lindor, however, has not been tearing it up for the Clippers. He has started slow at every level and the same has held true in 2015. He does have a six-game hitting streak, but that has served to raise his average to just .256.
The Indians have claimed that Lindor needs more seasoning in the minors.
Indians SS Jose Ramirez suffering through growing pains
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/13/15) Shortstop Jose Ramirez was one of the pleasant surprises for the Indians last season, but according to manager Terry Francona, the youngster is "pressing" this year on both offense and defense, per MLB.com.
Ramirez's error in Tuesday's loss marked the sixth miscue in 24 games played for Ramirez, who made only four errors in 56 games last season. At the plate, Ramirez is hitting just 1-for-24 against left-handed pitching, earning him a seat on the bench.
"He used to walk around like he owned the field," Francona said. "And the one thing we always talked about so much was his clock. Right now, I think he's definitely pressing a little bit, and I understand it."
|2014 summary: Jose Ramirez was off virtually everyone's radar when he was called up from Triple-A Columbus in late July. A few days later, it was he -- and not highly-ranked prospect Francisco Lindor -- who replaced shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when the Indians' long-time shortstop was dealt to the Nationals. While everyone was waiting for Lindor's arrival, Ramirez was quietly stealing bases (19 in 60 games) and not striking out (30 times in 245 times) at Columbus. Ramirez swiped another 10 bases during his time in Cleveland, though his contact skills didn't translate into the .302 batting average he established at Triple-A. However, if you subtract out the 2 for 25 stretch Ramirez had during a brief May callup, he batted .283 for the Indians.|
Playing time status: Ramirez is expected to be the Indians' opening day shortstop, but it should be just a matter of time before he is replaced by Lindor. That doesn't mean Ramirez won't remain as a regular in the Indians' lineup, but it may require a shift to second base.
2015 outlook: If Ramirez could be assured of steady work throughout the season, he'd be a potential top 15 shortstop, but the uncertainty around his role long-term makes him risky to project as such. Ramirez can go undrafted in standard Head-to-Head leagues, but his stolen base potential alone makes him worth a late-round pick in 12-team mixed Rotisserie leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/26/15||TEX||7:10 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|5/27/15||TEX||12:10 pm||Colby Lewis|
|5/28/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||James Paxton|
|5/29/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Taijuan Walker|
|5/30/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Roenis Elias|
|5/31/15||@ SEA||4:10 pm||J.A. Happ|
|6/2/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|