Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:47:23 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez has had a poor 2013 season in the field, but off-the-field issues have likely contributed to that poor performance, according to manager Robin Ventura. Ramirez committed three errors on Tuesday, Aug. 13, giving him 20, which matches a career high for a campaign. In spring training, Ramirez left the team because of the death of his father-in-law. Ventura believes that Ramirez's ability hasn't diminished, because the shortstop has still made some great plays. His Ultimate Zone Rating, a defensive metric, is 5.5, which is eighth among regular shortstops, according to Fangraphs.com. He leads the club with 138 hits and is second on it with 25 stolen bases.
Fantasy Tip: The Cuban Missile has had a solid fantasy season because of the BA and steals, so fantasy owners aren't much concerned about the defensive miscues. Especially if his skipper is willing to defend him. This isn't the first time that Ramirez has been bothered by things away from the clubhouse. It's been tough at times in the States for the Cuban transplant, who's always been reportedly close to his family.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:13:45 -0700
The Chicago White Sox have discussed sending SP Jake Peavy and SS Alexei Ramirez to the St. Louis Cardinals for SP Carlos Martinez, 2B Kolten Wong and SP Joe Kelly.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 01:31:45 -0700
The Chicago White Sox have four players on their trade list, including OF Alex Rios, SP Jake Peavy, SS Alexei Ramirez and RP Matt Lindstrom.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:31:26 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez (leg) is in the starting lineup Friday, July 12.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:22:51 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez (hamstring) left the team's game Thursday, July 11, because of cramping in his right leg.
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 19:09:32 -0700
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham moved from second base to shortstop Friday, July 5, to give SS Alexei Ramirez a bit of a rest for a couple of innings, and he said Sunday, July 7, that if the situation dictated another position switch sometime in the future, he wouldn't be bothered by the possibility. "You know what, I think that I could do it. I think I would be solid," Beckham said. "Second base is my best position. But you know, no, it wouldn't bother me. I want to play, so if that's where I need to play to play, then that's where I'll play."
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:59:54 -0700
The Chicago White Sox are willing to trade any play except for 1B Paul Konerko and SP Chris Sale this summer, according to rival executives. The White Sox could part with OF Alex Rios, SS Alexei Ramirez and SP John Danks, and they are currently involved in some discussions with other clubs. The Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals could all be fits for Rios, and the Los Angeles Dodgers make sense for Ramirez.
Chicago could get the idea to sell RP Jesse Crain as a ninth-inning man during a soft market for closers. He has roughly $2.25 million left on his salary this year. SP Jake Peavy (rib) could wind up being the best available pitcher on the market this summer, but he still has three weeks before he's back from the disabled list. The White Sox will want a lot in return for Peavy, and other teams won't be sure he's completely healthy. 3B Jeff Keppinger's name has also come up, and 1B Adam Dunn may be hard to move.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:58:31 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez (back) appeared to injure his lower back while bumping into OF Dayan Viciedo while chasing a popup by Oakland Athletics DH Yoenis Cespedes Saturday, June 1, but he remained in the game. He is also in the starting lineup Sunday, June 2.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:12:30 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez moved back in the batter's box in order to see the ball a little longer with each at-bat during spring training. Hitting coach Jeff Manto said Ramirez is making adjustments as he goes in the early days of the regular season, and that Ramirez feels more comfortable closer in the box against certain pitchers.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:22:29 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez (shoulder) has a right shoulder contusion and X-rays performed came back negative.