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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 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. May 22 - 2:01 PM

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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

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 CSNChicago.com 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

Depth Charts

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