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Alexei Ramirez | Shortstop | #10

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/22/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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Alexei Ramirez is making his first career start in right field on Sunday.
Ramirez played a little bit in the outfield in Cuba and started a few games in center field in his rookie season back in 2008. However, this is his first start at a position other than shortstop since 2009. Showing a little versatility might help Ramirez land a job this winter. The impending free agent has hit only .245/.281/.338 for the Padres and will turn 35 next month. Aug 28 - 10:56 AM

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Alexei Ramirez smacked a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Rays.

Ramirez launched a solo shot off of Drew Smyly in the first inning, which was the only hit the Padres mustered in seven frames off of the left-hander. There have been whispers that the Padres could release Ramirez and get a longer look at their younger players. He started in the designated hitter spot Monday, with Adam Rosales getting the call at shortstop.
Aug 15 - 10:02 PM

According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have considered releasing Alexei Ramirez.

Ramirez has started only three of the Padres' last 14 games and is batting just .238/.272/.326 in 404 plate appearances this season. San Diego acquired Luis Sardinas from the Mariners on Monday for a player to be named later and could start giving him regular playing time at the shortstop position. Or the Padres could recall shortstop prospect Jose Rondon from Triple-A El Paso. Nick Noonan is another option.
Aug 15 - 2:38 PM

Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Cardinals.

Ramirez opened the scoring with an RBI single in the fifth inning before adding a run-scoring double in the seventh. The 34-year-old is hitting .249/.281/.337 with 32 RBI and 30 runs scored on the year.
Jul 21 - 11:39 PM

Alexei Ramirez homered twice as part of a five-RBI night in Wednesday's 14-6 rout of the Mariners.

Ramirez contributed an RBI single to the Padres' six-run first inning before cranking two-run shots in the fourth and sixth. It was easily the most productive game of the season for the veteran shortstop, who's still batting just .250/.281/.346 in 54 games overall. We wouldn't expect many more five-RBI nights going forward.
Jun 2 - 1:35 AM

Alexei Ramirez is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. Derek Norris is also sitting out, as the Padres are going with Alexi Amarista at shortstop and Christian Bethancourt at catcher.

Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in a win over the Brewers on Thursday.

Ramirez plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. The shortstop has had a fairly quiet 2016 season to date, batting .264/.293/.320 with 12 RBI and 10 runs scored. Maybe more importantly, he's just 3-for-6 in stolen base attempts after stealing at least 17 in each season since 2012.
May 13 - 12:26 AM

Alexei Ramirez (hamstring) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Ramirez was held out of the early game after making an early exit Tuesday night due to cramping in his left hamstring. He's had a lot of hamstring issues in the past, but the veteran shortstop played a full nine innings on Wednesday night and should be a full go for the Padres' upcoming four-game set at Milwaukee's Miller Park.
May 12 - 5:45 AM

Alexei Ramirez is not in the Padres' lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Ramirez made an early exit Tuesday night with cramping around his left hamstring. He's had hamstring issues in the past, so the Padres may have to play this safe and hold him out for both games at Wrigley Field. Adam Rosales is at shortstop in the early-afternoon tilt.
May 11 - 10:44 AM

Alexei Ramirez left Tuesday's game against the Cubs due to cramping in his left hamstring.

It doesn't sound like anything serious, but the Padres have a doubleheader Wednesday at Wrigley Field and might have to play it safe. Ramirez, 34, suffered the injury Tuesday while running the bases on an RBI double. Adam Rosales replaced him in the lineup.
May 10 - 10:30 PM

Alexei Ramirez was removed from Tuesday's game against the Cubs with an apparent hamstring injury.

Ramirez doubled in a run in the top of the fifth inning, but he looked to tweak a muscle in his leg on his way into second base. Adam Rosales entered the game. There should be an update from the Padres soon.
May 10 - 9:51 PM

Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Ramirez was the only Padre with more than one hit against Giants starter Johnny Cueto, who tossed a complete game shutout. Among Ramirez's two hits, a double, his second two-bagger of the season. While he is slashing an uninspiring .250/.293/.303, he does have five hits in his last three games. Still, there is little fantasy upside here.
Apr 27 - 1:24 AM

Alexei Ramirez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts as the Padres' No. 8 hitter on Thursday.

Ramirez is hitting .176 with no extra-base hits and one walk in 34 at-bats. He was done as a mixed-league option from the moment he signed with the Padres, but it's only getting worse for him now.
Apr 14 - 3:49 PM

Alexei Ramirez was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to illness.

Ramirez is dealing with a stomach bug that's caused vomiting. He's expected to be fine in a day or two.
Mar 27 - 1:57 PM

Padres signed SS Alexei Ramirez to a one-year, $3 million contract with a $4 million club option for 2017.

The buyout is for $1 million, so Ramirez is guaranteed at least $4 million. The veteran shortstop is coming off a down season that saw him bat just .249/.285/.357, but $4 million isn't a bad price at all for the Padres to pay. He'll take over as their starting shortstop, pushing Alexi Amarista to a utility role where he belongs.
Jan 22 - 5:31 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Adam Rosales
3Cory Spangenberg
4Jemile Weeks
SS1Alexei Ramirez
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Alexi Amarista
LF1Alex Dickerson
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Jon Jay
RF1Jabari Blash
2Oswaldo Arcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Tyson Ross
2Christian Friedrich
3Luis Perdomo
4Jarred Cosart
5Edwin Jackson
6Paul Clemens
7Erik Johnson
8Robbie Erlin
9Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Brad Hand
3Carlos Villanueva
4Keith Hessler
5Jon Edwards
6Jose Dominguez
7Brandon Morrow
8Kevin Quackenbush
9Buddy Baumann
10Carter Capps