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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 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

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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

Fangraphs' Eno Sarris reports that Alexei Ramirez's one-year contract with the Padres is worth $4 million and contains a mutual option for 2017.

Ramirez is coming off a down season that saw him bat just .249/.285/.357, but $4 million isn't a bad price tag at all for him. He'll give the Padres a big upgrade over Alexi Amarista at shortstop and came a heck of a lot cheaper than Ian Desmond, who San Diego was also pursuing.
Jan 15 - 4:45 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Padres have signed Alexei Ramirez to a one-year deal.

Ian Desmond was the other finalist for the shortstop opening in San Diego and seemed to be a great fit, but it doesn't sound like he's ready to drop his asking price. Those negotiations had been going on all week. Ramirez struggled at the plate for the White Sox in 2015 and moving from U.S. Cellular Field to Petco Park isn't going to help revitalize his fantasy stock, but the 34-year-old offers a real-life upgrade at a crucial spot for the Friars. No word yet on the financial details.
Jan 14 - 3:10 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Padres are close to signing a free agent shortstop.

Rosenthal says Alexei Ramirez "would appear to be their choice," but there is no official word yet from the Padres or Alexei's representatives. It's definitely not Ian Desmond, per Rosenthal's sources. Ramirez, 34, batted .249/.285/.357 with 10 home runs, 62 RBI, and 17 stolen bases in 154 games last season for the White Sox. Chicago declined a $10 million option on him in November. His free agency is not tied to draft pick compensation.
Jan 14 - 12:39 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres are "still talking" to Alexei Ramirez.

The Padres have been the team most connected to Ian Desmond, but Ramirez would offer a much cheaper alternative. Another benefit of signing the former Chicago infielder would be that the Padres wouldn't lose a draft pick as they would should they sign Desmond (although their first pick is protected). Ramirez, 34, batted .249/.285/.357 with 10 homers, 62 RBI and 17 stolen bases last season for the White Sox.
Jan 8 - 12:37 PM

Dan Hayes of reports that free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez is scheduled to meet with two potential suitors at the GM Meetings on Tuesday.

Ramirez became a free agent last week when the White Sox declined his $10 million club option for 2016. He's still open to returning to Chicago, but the Padres, Mariners, Mets, and Rays are among the clubs believed to have interest in him. The 34-year-old batted just .249/.285/.357 over 154 games this season, but he played much better during the second half.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 03:11:00 PM

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn on Monday didn't rule out re-signing Alexei Ramirez.

The White Sox last week declined Ramirez's $10 million option for 2016, but they'll consider bringing him back at a lesser rate. "Essentially the decision made (Wednesday) is we weren’t going to pay Alexei $10 million for 2016," Hahn said. "We haven’t closed the door on potentially bringing Alexei back. He served us extremely well for eight years in a White Sox uniform and obviously middle infield is a position of interest for us going into the offseason. We’ll continue talking to his guy. Nothing has been shut for the future just yet." Ramirez hit just .249/.285/.357 overall in 2015 but played pretty well in the second half. If the White Sox don't re-sign him, they'll likely turn shortstop over to Tyler Saladino.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 05:10:00 PM

White Sox declined SS Alexi Ramirez's $10 million club option for 2016.

Ramirez, who has been with the club since 2008, will receive a $1 million buyout and hit free agency. It's a bit of a surprise, as CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported last month that the White Sox appeared to be leaning toward exercising the option. The 34-year-old got off to a miserable start this season, but was much more like his usual self during the second half. Someone will surely take the chance on a rebound. The White Sox could turn to prospect Tim Anderson at shortstop in 2016, though it's unclear if he's ready for the majors.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 01:07:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "there's belief" the White Sox may pick up Alexei Ramirez's $10 million option for 2016.

They would owe him a $1 million buyout if they declined the option. Ramirez had a dreadful first half this season but bounced back with a .277/.325/.432 batting line and eight home runs after the All-Star break. The shortstop turned 34 one month ago.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Alexei Ramirez is not in the White Sox' lineup for the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

Ramirez went hitless in four plate appearances in the first game. Tyler Saldino will start at shortstop in the nightcap.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Alexei Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Indians.

Ramirez wasn't alone in scuffling through the contest, as the Indians out-played the White Sox in every facet of the game. While he didn't have a hit, Ramirez has now walked six times in his last three games, so there's that. He's hitting .251/.288/.358 with 10 homers, 57 RBI and 17 steals, providing fantasy owners with a nice little combo of power and speed. The average and on-base percentage numbers remain underwhelming.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Alexei Ramirez is not in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

It looks to be a routine day off. Tyler Saldino is at shortstop in Ramirez's place.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2Brett Wallace
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jemile Weeks
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Adam Rosales
3Alexi Amarista
LF1Melvin Upton
2Jabari Blash
CF1Jon Jay
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Matt Kemp
Starting Pitcher
S1Tyson Ross
2James Shields
3Andrew Cashner
4Drew Pomeranz
5Colin Rea
6Cesar Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Brandon Maurer
4Matt Thornton
5Jon Edwards
6Carlos Villanueva
7Ryan Buchter
8Luis Perdomo
9Buddy Baumann
10Robbie Erlin
11Brad Hand
12Michael Kirkman