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Alexei Ramirez | Shortstop | #24

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 hit his first homer as a Ray on Tuesday, ripping a three-run shot in a win over the Blue Jays.
The Rays scooped up Ramirez last week in hopes that he could provide a steady glove with Matt Duffy (Achilles) going down, but he busted out the lumber in this one. Ramirez also added a single on the night. The 34-year-old is likely to rekindle any fantasy value this month despite the big night Tuesday. Sep 13 - 10:35 PM

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Rays signed SS Alexei Ramirez.

Ramirez will give the Rays depth at shortstop over the final three weeks of the regular season with Matt Duffy facing an early shutdown due to lingering Achilles discomfort. Alexei was released by the Padres last week after batting just .240/.275/.330 across 444 plate appearances this season in San Diego. The soon-to-be 35-year-old is not fantasy relevant.
Sep 8 - 2:54 PM

Padres released SS Alexei Ramirez.

Ramirez is sporting an ugly .240/.275/.330 batting line this season and has seen his playing time drop off in the second half. He'll turn 35 later this month and might have a tough time finding a guaranteed contract this winter. In addition to what remains of his $3 million salary for this season, the Padres will also be responsible for the $1 million buyout of Ramirez's option for 2017. Luis Sardinas will be the Padres' shortstop down the stretch.
Sep 4 - 1:59 PM

The Padres aren't expected to pick up Alexei Ramirez's club option for next season.

That means it will be one and done for Ramirez in San Diego. The aging shortstop has hit just .240 this year with five homers and 41 RBI. Luis Sardinas has begun to see more playing time at shortstop with Ramirez making occasional starts in right field.
Sep 3 - 11:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Luke Maile
2Bobby Wilson
3Curt Casali
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Alexei Ramirez
3Juniel Querecuto
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Nick Franklin
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Jepsen
7Danny Farquhar
8Ryan Garton
9Eddie Gamboa
10Steve Geltz
11Justin Marks
12Chase Whitley