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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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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. Nov 20 - 8:28 PM

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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.
Nov 18 - 11:19 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.
Nov 12 - 12:11 PM

Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that the White Sox have heard from "numerous teams" regarding the availability of shortstop Alexei Ramirez.

Levine hears that the Mets, Yankees, and Dodgers are among the interested clubs. Ramirez is owed $10 million next season and his contract includes a $10 million club option for 2016 or a $1 million buyout. The 33-year-old batted .273/.305/.408 with 15 home runs, 74 RBI, and 21 stolen bases over 158 games this past season.
Source: CBS Chicago
Nov 6 - 4:40 PM

Alexei Ramirez is not in Sunday's lineup due to a hamstring injury suffered in Saturday's game.

He'll obviously have plenty of time to heal over the winter. Leury Garcia is starting at shortstop Sunday in Ramirez's place.
Sep 28 - 1:10 PM

Alexei Ramirez doubled twice and scored a run in four at-bats as the White Sox suffered a walk-off loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

Ramirez helped start a White Sox rally down by three runs in the ninth, doubling to put runners on second and third with no outs. He would later score on an Avisail Garcia single, and the White Sox would soon thereafter temporarily tie the game. Ramirez has turned in a decent season, batting .276/.308/.415 with 15 home runs, 72 RBI, 21 stolen bases, and 81 runs scored.
Sep 23 - 10:39 PM

Alexei Ramirez doubled and homered as the White Sox won the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.

Ramirez hit a two-run shot off Phil Hughes in the bottom of the third inning and then doubled and scored in the bottom of the eighth, finishing the afternoon tilt with two RBI and two runs scored. He has a .275/.309/.417 slash line with 15 homers, 67 RBI, and 75 runs scored in 144 games this season.
Sep 13 - 6:58 PM

Alexei Ramirez hit a solo home run on Friday.

The solo shot came in the third inning off of Indians' starter T.J. House. It was his fourteenth home run of the season. The RBI was Ramirez's 65th of the season. Unfortunately, he was hit in the left foot by a pitch in the fifth inning and had to leave the game. He finished 1-for-2 officially. This season, Ramirez has been a solid hitter in the White Sox lineup, slashing .281/.315/.422. It remains to be seen how much time, if any, the shortstop will miss. For now, consider him day-to-day.
Sep 5 - 11:14 PM

Alexei Ramirez left Friday's game in the fifth inning after getting hit on the left foot by a pitch.

Ramirez was in a great deal of pain, so it's possible there's a break in there. Marcus Semien will likely fill in at shortstop while he's out, opening up more playing time for Carlos Sanchez at second base. Semien has the greater value in fantasy leagues.
Sep 5 - 8:22 PM

Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Ramirez hit a two-run home run off Indians starter T.J. House in the fifth inning. The homer was his 13th of the year and his second in the last two games. A resurgent August after a down couple of months has Ramirez' season line back up to .286/.319/.424.
Aug 27 - 12:07 AM

Alexei Ramirez homered and scored three runs in helping to lead the White Sox to a decisive victory over the Twins in Minnesota on Friday.

He finished the night 2-for-5, with his solo blast coming off opposing starter Kevin Correia in the third inning. The All-Star shortstop has been one of the finest offensive weapons at the shortstop position this season, slashing .283/.321/.401 with nine homers, 44 RBI and 17 stolen bases.
Jul 25 - 11:12 PM

Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Ramirez surprised everyone by stealing 30 bases last season, and his two thefts on Tuesday gives him 17 steals on the year. The All-Star's two hits helped to raise his season line to .281/.318/.395.
Jul 23 - 12:16 AM

Alexei Ramirez (back) returned to the White Sox lineup on Friday, going 0-for-4 in a victory over the Astros.

Ramirez sat out the last two games of the first half due to stiffness in his back, but felt good enough to suit up for the All-Star Game. The 32-year-old shortstop is enjoying a fine season offensively, hitting .279/.315/.396 with eight homers, 41 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
Jul 19 - 6:20 AM

Alexei Ramirez (back) confirmed Sunday that he will be ready to go for Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Ramirez left Saturday's game due to stiffness in his back and sat out on Sunday, but he'll suit up and be ready for action in the Mid-Summer Classic. Fantasy owners can expect to have him back in their lineups on Friday.
Jul 13 - 4:53 PM

Alexei Ramirez (back) thinks he'll be available to play in the All-Star game.

Ramirez exited Saturday's game with back stiffness and will surely sit out Sunday, but he doesn't think it's a big issue. "I don’t think it’s going to be a major thing,’’ said Ramirez. The White Sox could still decide to play it safe and hold the shortstop out of the All-Star festivities.
Jul 13 - 9:43 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Dayan Viciedo
3J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
2Tony Campana
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Jordan Danks
DH1Adam LaRoche
2Andy Wilkins
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Hector Noesi
6Francellis Montas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Daniel Webb
6Javy Guerra
7Nate Jones
8Maikel Cleto
9Dan Jennings
10Onelki Garcia
11Eric Surkamp
12Joe Savery
13Zach Phillips