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10 Alexei Ramirez SS
Height/Weight: 6-2/180 | Birthdate: 9/22/1981 | Birthplace: Pinar del Rio, Cuba | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $7,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/89 | Average Draft Position: 195.55
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White Sox's Ventura expects Alexei Ramirez to remain with team


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) White Sox manager Robin Ventura appears to be very confident shortstop Alexei Ramirez will be back with the team in 2015, despite Ramirez being mentioned heavily in trade rumors.

"I don't expect Alexei to go anywhere. I expect him to be my shortstop," Ventura said, per the Chicago Sun-Times.


White Sox have a high asking price for Alexei Ramirez


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The White Sox asking price for shortstop Alexei Ramirez remains high, according to ESPN.

Ramirez will earn $10 million in 2015. He has a club option that allows him to come back at the same price in 2016. Ramirez is coming off a season in which he hit .273/.305/.408 over 622 at-bats. 


Report: Dodgers pursuing Alexei Ramirez in trade talks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) The Dodgers are aggressively pursuing White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in trade talks, according to USA Today. Ramirez is entering the final guaranteed season in his contract, but he has a $10 million team option for the 2016 season.

The 33-year-old shortstop was a first-time All-Star in his seventh MLB season in 2014. He also won his second Silver Slugger award after batting .273 with 15 home runs, 35 doubles and 74 RBI in 158 games.


Report: Very doubtful Yankees acquire Rangers SS Elvis Andrus


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) It appears very doubtful the Yankees will make a trade to acquire Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, according to ESPN senior writer Andrew Marchand. Andrus has been rumored to be a potential option to replace longtime Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who played his final season in 2014.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a more likely option for the Yankees than Andrus, but nothing is close at the moment.


Report: White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez drawing interest


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is drawing interest on the trade market, according to CBS Chicago.

The Mets, Yankees and Dodgers are reportedly interested in the 33-year-old All-Star. He's coming off a season in which he hit .273/.305/.408 over 622 at-bats. Ramirez is also regarded as a strong defender and is signed to a team-friendly deal. Ramirez will make just $10 million next season, and has a $10 million option for 2016. Of the three interested teams, the Mets are said to be making the biggest push for Ramirez. 


Slumping Alexei Ramirez grabbing some pine Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Scuffling White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has been benched for the Thursday afternoon game against Oakland. Marcus Semien is starting in that spot.

Ramirez is 2 for 28 over his last eight games. His .274 average is at its lowest point of the season.


Alexei Ramirez misses no time with foot injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) White Sox infielder Alexei Ramirez is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Indians, after leaving Friday's game with a foot injury.

Ramirez was hit on the left foot by a pitch and was in quite a bit of pain Friday, but is in his usual spot batting second and starting at shortstop Saturday. 


Alexei Ramirez leaves game after being hit by pitch


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez left Friday's game after being hit by a pitch.

Ramirez got hit on the left foot. After laying on the ground for a bit, he walked off the field angrily. Ramirez threw his helmet before leaving, and kicked a bucket with his other foot. Ramirez was 1 for 2, with a solo home run, before leaving the game. 


Alexei Ramirez slugging better than .500 in August


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez homered for the second straight game during an 8-6 loss Tuesday against the Indians. He finished 2 for 5 with two runs and three RBI.

Ramirez hit a two-run homer off T.J. House in the fifth inning to give Chicago a 5-4 lead. He then tied the game at 6 with an RBI groundout in the seventh.

Ramirez is batting .303 with a .506 slugging percentage, .832 OPS, three home runs, nine doubles, 12 RBI, 13 runs and one stolen base in 22 August games.


Alexei Ramirez swats 12th home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 1 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 7-4 loss to the Yankees Sunday.

Ramirez led off the game with the home run, which was his first since Aug. 2. He has hit .285/.318/.418 with 12 home runs, 60 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 505 at-bats.


Alexei Ramirez slugs 10th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2 for 5 with a two-run home run in his team's 7-0 win over the Twins Saturday.

Ramirez has started to up his game in the second half, and he has managed to hit home runs in back-to-back games while turning in multihit performances in four of his last five. He has hit .285/.322/.408 with 10 home runs, 46 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 404 at-bats.


Alexei Ramirez hits his ninth home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez hit his ninth home run Friday against the Rockies. 

Ramirez struck in the third inning. With the bases empty, Ramirez clubbed a solo shot on a 78 mph curveball from Kevin Correia. Ramirez also singled and walked during the game. He finished 2 for 5, with three runs scored and one RBI. 


Alexei Ramirez, Adam Eaton back in lineup for second half


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) The All-Star break allowed a couple of injured White Sox to get healthy, as outfielder Adam Eaton (wrist, ankle) and shortstop Alexei Ramirez (back) are both in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Astros.

Ramirez missed the team's final game before the break as a result of his injury, while Eaton missed the final two games with his maladies. 


Alexei Ramirez will be ready for ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez will be ready to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, the team announced. Ramirez left Saturday's game with a stiff back and was unable to play Sunday. He is hitting .282 with eight homers and 41 RBI in 365 at-bats.

Alexei Ramirez not in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who left Saturday's game with a stiff back, was not in Sunday's lineup at Cleveland. "I don't think it's going to be a major thing," Ramirez told the Chicago Sun-Times.

It's unclear if Ramirez, who admitted feeling a "spasm" before Saturday's game, will play in Tuesday's All-Star Game.


Alexei Ramirez forced out with back injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Indians after his second plate appearance, as a result of back stiffness.

Ramirez walked to lead off the top of the fourth, but appeared to injury the back while running the bases. He was replaced by a pinch-runner, and is day to day moving forward at this point. 


American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians

Alexei Ramirez given first day off this season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has emerged from a mild slump, but Robin Ventura still thinks he has some midseason weariness, so he took him out of the lineup Saturday for the first time this year. Leury Garcia is set to man the position instead.

"He just looked tired, again on the turf," Ventura told CSNChicago.com as the team prepared to play in Toronto. "He just looks tired, even in his at-bats, there's a certain tiredness to them. ... Give him an off day today, play four in a row and then have an off day Thursday."

Ramirez slugged his first home run Friday since May 23, but was hitless in his previous two games and his average has dropped to .293, its lowest point in 2014.


Alexei Ramirez homers in win vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 7-6 win over the Royals Monday.

Ramirez knocked a three-run home run in the third inning to put his team on the board then added an RBI on a groundout in the fifth inning. His latest multi-hit game continues an excellent offensive season in which he's hit .322/.354/.492 with six home runs, 32 RBI and seven stolen bases in 177 at-bats.


Alexei Ramirez gets his first four-hit game of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez recorded his first four-hit game of the season in his team's 12-5 loss to the crosstown Cubs in Thursday.

Ramirez singled in the second, fourth, fifth and ninth innings, respectively. He went 4 for 5 with two runs scored. He has eight hits in his first 28 at-bats in May. He is hitting .338/.367/.486 with four homers and 21 RBI in 142 at-bats.

Alexei Ramirez homers to extend hitting streak Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 1 for 6 with a two-run home run in his team's 6-4, 14-inning loss to the Red Sox Wednesday.

The sixth-inning home run extended Ramirez's hitting streak to 15 games to open the season, matching the season-opening mark set by Hall of Famer Frank Thomas. The shortstop has hit .390/.438/.661 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 59 at-bats.


Alexei Ramirez launches walkoff home run


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez came up big Sunday afternoon, clubbing a walkoff home run in the ninth inning, securing a 4-3 win over the Indians.

Down one run, Ramirez took reliever John Axford deep for a two-run shot in the ninth, to give his team the win. He added a single and went 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI, increasing his batting average to .420 on the year.

Alexei Ramirez's ability to hit to all fields key to success


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is off to a great start this season, entering Sunday's game against the Indians with a 12-game hitting streak and batting .413.

Ramirez leads the AL in average and hits (19), and he ranks among the leaders in multi-hit games (tied for first, seven), OPS (third, 1.090), slugging percentage (fourth, .630), on-base percentage (fourth, .460) and RBI (tied for fourth, 10).

Ramirez said using the whole field has been key to his success, per MLB.com.

"Pitchers are trying to pitch, and if I hit them good on one side, they are looking for another," Ramirez said through translator and White Sox manager of cultural development Lino Diaz. "So I've been lucky to be able to pretty much hit the ball where it's pitched. If I'm getting hits in one area, then they are throwing to other areas. I've been waiting for [the pitcher] in that area too.

"Everything is about the preparation, I believe. You know, this year I've been working on that and being prepared. I have my routine and, obviously, things have been good."


Alexei Ramirez goes deep, plates three runs in win over Cleveland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez extended his hit-streak to nine games and launched his second home run of the season in a 7-3 win over Cleveland.

Ramirez took Danny Salazar deep for a solo home run in the third inning and doubled in two more runs in the fourth. He finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and three RBI. Ramirez has nine RBI in 10 games. Took him 43 games to get that many last season. He is hitting .421 with two home runs in 38 at-bats.

Alexei Ramirez extends hit streak to eight games Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez extended his hitting streak to eight games Tuesday, going 2 for 5 with a home run in his team's 15-3 win over the Rockies in Colorado.

Ramirez has been excellent at the plate this season, though Tuesday's homer was his first. He owns a .433/.485/.633 line with six RBI and two stolen bases in 30 at-bats.