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Alexei Ramirez | Shortstop

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/22/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alexei Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Royals.
The White Sox fell behind 3-0 after one inning, but came back with a three-spot of their own in the third inning. Ramirez had the key hit in the frame, a shallow single that drove in two runs. It would be his only hit of the game. For the season, the 33-year-old shortstop is hitting a light .236/.262/.344 with seven homers, 40 RBI and 14 steals. Aug 9 - 5:23 PM

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Alexei Ramirez was 3-for-5 with a two-run double, two steals, and a run scored against the Indians on Friday.

Ramirez continues to show signs of life. While the 33-year-old has a disappointing .234/.260/.317 batting line on the year, he's hitting .328 (20-for-61) this month. He's up to 13 steals on the year, so he still has a chance to reach 20 for the third straight season.
Jul 24 - 10:27 PM

Alexei Ramirez (ankle) is back in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

Ramirez had to be lifted from Thursday's game after fouling a ball off his left ankle. X-rays came back negative, though, and he's expected to be fine.
Jul 10 - 12:51 PM

Alexei Ramirez hopes to play Friday after X-rays came back negative on his left ankle.

Ramirez sat out Thursday's game after fouling a ball off his foot on Wednesday. He's still dealing with some swelling, so it's no sure thing he'll play Friday, but the good news is that X-rays didn't show anything serious.
Jul 9 - 5:19 PM

Alexei Ramirez is out of the White Sox lineup on Thursday due to a bruised foot.

Ramirez fouled a ball off his foot on Wednesday night and is undergoing X-rays. Gordon Beckham will start at shortstop in Thursday's series finale against Toronto.
Jul 9 - 11:53 AM

Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Ramirez had two of the team's seven hits in the loss. He's quietly been improving at the plate in recent days, going 9-for-18 during a six-game hitting streak. Unfortunately for Ramirez, he's needed it to simply pull his overall line up to .230/.256/.301 in what has been a disastrous first half. The shortstop does have 10 stolen bases after Tuesday's theft.
Jul 7 - 11:20 PM

Alexei Ramirez is not in the White Sox lineup Thursday.

Gordon Beckham will start at shortstop and bat second against Tigers right-hander Alfredo Simon. It's just a day of rest for Ramirez, who should return on Friday.
Jun 25 - 10:13 AM

Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

Ramirez doubled home Emilio Bonifacio in the third inning to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead. This would be their high point of the game, as David Price absolutely shut them down the rest of the way. Ramirez is hitting a dismal .236/.257/.325 this season, but he's currently in the midst of a five-game hitting streak and does have four hits in his last eight at-bats.
Jun 6 - 10:47 PM

Alexei Ramirez is out of the starting lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Gordon Beckham will start at shortstop and bat fifth. This will be his first start at shortstop this season and just the third of his career.
May 28 - 4:26 PM

Inserted into the two hole, Alexei Ramirez doubled twice in five at-bats Thursday against the Twins.

Manager Robin Ventura didn't move Ramirez up because he deserved it, but to try to get him going; he entered the night with a .194/.235/.274 line in 62 at-bats. Ramirez ended up having a good game, but the rest of the team didn't. Sixth is where Ramirez belongs in the lineup -- even during his fine 2014, he had just a .305 OBP -- but he gets a value boost for however long he hits second.
Apr 30 - 11:13 PM

Alexei Ramirez is not in the White Sox starting lineup Monday versus the Orioles.

It's just a day of rest for Ramirez. Gordon Beckham is starting at shortstop and Conor Gillaspie is playing third base Monday against O's righty Ubaldo Jimenez.
Apr 27 - 3:14 PM

Alexei Ramirez notched two hits in three at-bats and knocked in a trio of runs in Wednesday's Cactus League opener.

Ramirez bursts out of the gate with a nice showing. He singled in a run in the second inning, then doubled in a pair in the fifth. The shortstop had his best offensive showing in years last season, finishing with 15 home runs, 74 RBI, and 21 stolen bases. Ramirez's combination of power and speed arguably make him a top-five fantasy shortstop.
Mar 4 - 5:59 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney has been told by rival evaluators that the asking price for Alexei Ramirez has been "steep."

The Dodgers are one team known to have interest in Ramirez, but the White Sox have reportedly fielded plenty of inquiries (which could be why they're asking for so much). Ramirez, who batted .273/.305/.408 with 15 homers, 74 RBI and 21 steals in 2014, will make $10 million in 2015 and has a $10 million club option for 2016.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 08:28:00 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers are "aggressively pursuing" a trade for Alexei Ramirez.

The Dodgers are expected to let Hanley Ramirez walk as a free agent, creating a hole at shortstop. Instead of handing the job over to Erisbel Arruebarrena, it appears they're targeting Ramirez, who is owed $10 million with a $10 million club option for 2016. The White Sox shortstop batted .273/.305/.408 with 15 homers, 74 RBI and 21 steals this past season.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:19:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a more likely option for the Yankees to pursue in a trade than Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus.

Given Andrus' contract and declining production, that makes sense. Ramirez is owed $10 million next season and his contract includes a $10 million club option for 2016 or a $1 million buyout, so his situation is much more reasonable. However, that will also make him attractive to other teams.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 12:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
3Rob Brantly
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Tyler Saladino
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
6Erik Johnson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
7Matt Albers
8Nate Jones
9Frankie Montas