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Alexei Ramirez | Shortstop

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/22/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 10 - 3:11 PM

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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
Nov 9 - 5:10 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.
Nov 4 - 1:07 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.
Oct 23 - 12:19 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.
Sep 21 - 5:10 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.
Sep 18 - 11:18 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.
Sep 13 - 11:49 AM

Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Ramirez hit his three-run homer off of Royals starter Danny Duffy in the fourth inning to pace the White Sox to a 3-0 lead. They would ultimately win 6-1. For the season, the 33-year-old shortstop has hit nine homers and driven in 54 runs while maintaining a .253/.283/.359 triple-slash over 490 at-bats.
Sep 5 - 11:07 PM

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

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