Alexei Ramirez RUMORS & NEWS

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Padres close to signing shortstop, but it is not Ian Desmond. Barring a surprise, Alexei Ramirez would appear to be their choice.

  • Padres To Sign Alexei Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez, Jon Heyman reports on Twitter. A salary guarantee has yet to be reported. Ramirez, 34, had spent his entire career with the White Sox after coming over from Cuba before the 2008 season. He’s been a reliable,..." January 14

  • White Sox decline $10 million option on shortstop Alexei Ramirez

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox have declined the $10 million option on shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who has played all of his eight major-league seasons with the club. Ramirez, 34, receives a $1 million buyout and becomes a free agent. Ramirez got off to a slow start in 2015 and hit .249 with 33 doubles, 10 home..." November 04

  • White Sox to make decisions on Ramirez, Samardzija this week

    CSN Chicago "A busy week with key decisions is underway for the White Sox after Kansas City clinched its first World Series victory since 1985 late Sunday night. Within the five-day window before free agency begins at midnight Saturday, the White Sox must make choices on both Alexei Ramirez and Jeff..." November 03

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dodgers are aggressively pursuing #Whitesox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in trade talks.

  • Alexei Ramirez In High Demand "The White Sox have heard from numerous major league clubs about the availability of shortstop Alexei Ramirez, the 33-year-old All-Star who has been high on the list of several big-market teams. The interested teams include the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers. All of these franchises are looking for a..." November 07

  • Alexei Ramirez hits walk-off homer to top Indians

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox trump card so far this young season is their offensive weaponry, and manager Robin Ventura's crew has been dealing. Alexei Ramirez provided the ninth-inning heroics Sunday with a dramatic two-run walk-off homer for a 4-3 victory over the Indians at rain-soaked U.S. Cellular..." April 14

  • Cardinals could look to fill shortstop hole with Ramirez

    CSN Chicago "If the Cardinals were trying to pry Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar away from the Rangers, they struck out looking. Wednesday’s mega-deal between the Tigers and Rangers almost assures the Rangers will keep Profar and Andrus with Ian Kinsler gone. So where will the Cardinals look now to improve..." November 22

  • Alexei Ramirez sits for first time

    ESPN "Alexei Ramirez in the midst of a rocky season that is well below his own expectations was out of the Chicago White Sox’s starting lineup for the first time Wednesday. Leury Garcia who was acquired Aug. 11 to complete the Alex Rios trade to the Texas Rangers got the start at shortstop instead..." August 28

  • Cardinals have asked Angels about shortstop Erick Aybar

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals with the best record in baseball don't have many holes on their roster. But one spot they could definitely upgrade is shortstop where Pete Kozma has been the starter since Rafael Furcal went down with an injury this spring. After talking to the White Sox about Alexei Ramirez and..." July 31

  • Cards didn't offer Carlos Martinez for Alexei Ramirez

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "According to a report in the Chicago Tribune the White Sox rejected a deal that would have sent pitching prospect Carlos Martinez from St. Louis to Chicago for shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Fact or fiction? The answer should be obvious to anyone that's paid attention to Cardinals GM John..." July 24

  • Ramirez, Peavy boost trade hopes for White Sox

    CBS Sports "Red-hot right-hander Matt Garza was close to going to the Rangers in a sizable deal Friday before a snag set the sides back, and word now is that the Cubs are looking at other possible landing spots as well for Garza, who is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA over his last six starts and presumably coveted in a..." July 22

  • Sox's Ramirez endorses fellow Cuban Puig

    Chicago Tribune "There was plenty of commotion in international circles when the Los Angeles Dodgers gave 22-year-old outfielder Yasiel Puig a seven-year, $42 million contract last summer. Puig, however, hit a triple Saturday in his first exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox, and Sox shortstop Alexei..." February 25

  • Alexei Ramirez promises to improve on disappointing 2012

    Chicago Sun-Times "Free-swinging shortstop Alexei Ramirez got this far by being who he is, so manager Robin Ventura doesn’t expect him to become a selective hitter overnight. Good thing." February 19

  • Sox position analysis: Ramirez looks to rebound

    Chicago Tribune "Of all the disappointments that surrounded the White Sox's collapse in the final two weeks of the season, Alexei Ramirez was one of the first players to hold himself accountable. The Sox's shortstop isn't one of the team's higher-profile players, yet there have been expectations that his..." October 11

  • Hitting coach Jeff Manto praises Alexei Ramirez's new approach

    Chicago Sun-Times "One of the more interesting statistics through the first five months of the season is Alexei Ramirez's 62 RBI, the same total as cleanup hitter Paul Konerko. Ramirez has been steady with 77, 68, 70 and 70 RBI in his four seasons with the Sox, and he's on pace to finish around there again. But..." September 01

  • Hot-hitting Ramirez joined by parents

    Chicago Tribune "Alexei Ramirez can share his recent success with some special arrivals. The White Sox shortstop's parents, Armando and Edith, left Cuba for the United States last week and saw their son play in person for the first time since Alexei left Cuba in the fall of 2007. Armando Ramirez threw the..." July 05

  • Jerry Reinsdorf replaces Alexei Ramirez's lost Olympic gold medal

    Chicago Sun-Times "Being part of the Cuban baseball team that won Olympic gold in 2004 in Athens was a dream come true for Alexei Ramirez. Losing the medal in 2007 was his tormenting nightmare. The medal was lost when the White Sox shortstop's wife was traveling to Chicago from the Dom­inican Republic, where..." June 09

  • Sox's Ramirez believes Guillen apology 'big first step'

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox shortstop and Cuban native Alexei Ramirez believes an apology by former Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is a major move toward quelling the anger directed toward Guillen over his comments that initially professed admiration for Cuba dictator Fidel Castro. "Apologizing is definitely a big..." April 10

  • Konerko, Thornton, Santos, Ramirez scheduled to attend SoxFest

    Chicago Tribune "While the destinations of John Danks, Gavin Floyd and Carlos Quentin could be decided this month, the Chicago White Sox released their first list of players scheduled to attend SoxFest on Jan. 27-29 at the Palmer House Hilton. The first list includes slugger Paul Konerko, Floyd, left-handed..." December 02

  • Sox's Ramirez needs to take step forward at shortstop

    Chicago Tribune "Alexei Ramirez drove in 70 runs for the second consecutive season in 2011 despite being forced to move to the second spot in the batting order because of the struggles of Gordon Beckham. Although Ramirez's batting average dipped 13 points to .269 and he hit three fewer home runs with 15, he..." October 14

  • Ramirez's hit snaps Sox's 9-game skid vs. Twins

    Chicago Tribune "Saturday's 4-3 White Sox victory — the first over the Twins in seven tries this season — couldn't have come at a better time. It may have placated, for a day at least, general manager Ken Williams, who was telling intimates he was tired of watching what was happening on the field and..." July 10

  • Aggressive approaches

    Chicago Tribune "Starlin Castro rarely has met a pitch he didn't like. Alexei Ramirez is only slightly more discriminating. The two shortstops are hackers who frequently make life easier for the pitchers they face. And they're hardly alone on the Chicago teams that will meet this week at U.S. Cellular..." June 19

  • Phil Humber, Alexei Ramirez shine in White Sox win

    Chicago Sun-Times "Two wins at Fenway Park have done wonders for the White Sox' outlook. "To come in here and beat [Jon] Lester last night and win another game, we're going to win a series, and we're going for the sweep tomorrow,'' said Sox starter Phil Humber, whose latest strong start helped the Sox turn back..." June 01

  • Ramirez AL player of the week

    Chicago Tribune "Alexei Ramirez was thrilled to receive his first American League player of the week honor and immediately credited his teammates batting behind him in the White Sox's batting order. "It's been great because having somebody like Adam Dunn, (Carlos) Quentin, (Paul) Konerko and (Alex) Rios hit..." May 24

  • Alexi Ramirez homers in 10th as White Sox knock off A's

    Chicago Sun-Times "Alexei Ramirez has never met a Midwestern April that he liked. Until this one. The White Sox shortstop hit two home runs Tuesday night, including a 10th-inning shot with two outs against left-hander Bobby Cramer, to give the Sox an uplifting 6-5 victory against the Athletics at U.S. Cellular..." April 13

  • Ramirez comes to rescue in Sox's 6-5 victory

    Chicago Tribune "Through the ugliness of the first six innings, the White Sox might have found two saviors to cure their late-inning problems. Sergio Santos and Chris Sale combined to pitch four scoreless innings Tuesday night and their efforts were rewarded when Alexei Ramirez hit the second of his two home..." April 13

  • Back spasms sideline Alexei Ramirez

    Chicago Tribune "Shortstop Alexei Ramirez was scratched from Monday's starting lineup because of back spasms that shouldn't prevent him from starting Friday in the season opener at Cleveland. Manager Ozzie Guillen said Ramirez will receive treatment Tuesday while his teammates play the Royals in their Cactus..." March 29

  • Guillen wants to make sure Ramirez gets recognized

    Chicago Tribune "Manager Ozzie Guillen plans to promote Alexei Ramirez for Gold Glove and All-Star honors this season — provided the White Sox shortstop continues to excel. "Besides winning this thing, I think my job is to promote this kid so he gets the recognition in baseball by being a complete player (and)..." March 01

  • Ramirez on way to career-long stay with Sox

    Chicago Tribune "Shortstop Alexei Ramirez has spent his entire four-year professional career — and hopes to spend the next five — with the White Sox. Lastings Milledge is just hoping to find a permanent home. The Sox signed the two Thursday, Ramirez earning a four-year, $32.5 million extension with a chance..." February 04

  • Sox finalize Ramirez extension, sign OF Milledge

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox made the four-year, $32.5 million contract extension for shortstop Alexei Ramirez official Thursday and also announced they had signed outfielder Lastings Milledge to a minor league contract. Milledge, a former first-round pick, was invited to spring camp and will be in the mix..." February 03

  • Ramirez gets 4 more years

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox and shortstop Alexei Ramirez reportedly reached an agreement Monday on a four-year, $32.5 million contract extension with a $10 million option for a fifth year. The Sox had control of Ramirez through the 2013 season but had been negotiating to extend the services of the Silver..." February 01