Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 5 days ago

Ramirez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Ramirez has been held out just twice all season, but will give way to Gordon Beckham at shortstop for the Thursday afternoon contest against Alfredo Simon and the Tigers. In his last 10 games, Ramirez is just 5-for-39 (.128) at the dish, so a day off to clear his head was likely overdue.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 3 weeks ago

Ramirez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Ramirez will head to the bench for the first time since May 28, with Gordon Beckham set to make his fourth career start at shortstop (second this season). After launching 15 home runs and slugging .408 in 2014, Ramirez has just two homers and is slugging .318 through 57 games this year.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 1 month ago

Ramirez went 0-for-4 with a run scored and two steals against the Astros on Sunday.

He reached base twice on a fielder's choice and fielding error, and he made the most of his time on base, taking advantage of Jason Castro's flimsy arm. Ramirez started May strong, but he finished the month with just a .237 monthly average, and he has not gone deep since May 9.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 1 month ago

Ramirez is out of the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles, ESPN's Doug Padilla reports.

Gordon Beckham will start at shortstop, allowing Ramirez to get some rest for the first time this season. If he stays healthy, Ramirez will likely rank among the league leaders in starts.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 1 month ago

Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a stolen base in a 3-2 win against the Twins on Friday.

It was only Ramirez's second steal of the season, as he's struggled in every facet of his offensive game in the season's first month-plus. He has only two homers, and his .250 average and .629 OPS are both career lows. Fantasy owners had raised expectations after Ramirez hit 15 homers and swiped 21 bags -- valuable numbers at shortstop -- last season, but his career track record has been one of wild year-to-year inconsistency. On the bright side, he's been generally better in May than he was in April, but it certainly hasn't been a drastic improvement.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 2 months ago

Ramirez went 5-for-8 with two home runs, four RBI, and three runs scored in the White Sox's doubleheader against the Reds on Saturday.

The home run in Game 1 was Ramirez's first home run of the season and the 100th of his career. Ramirez has been a notoriously slow starter throughout his career, and he is now hitting .300/.323/.533 in May after posting a .560 OPS in April.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 2 months ago

Ramirez is not in the lineup Monday against the Orioles.

Ramirez has yet to receive a day off to this point as he's struggled out of the gate to the tune of a .203/.246/.288 slash line, so it appears the club is just giving their shortstop a regular day of rest. Gordon Beckham will fill in at short in his stead, batting seventh.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 3 months ago

Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a two-run single Saturday against the A's.

His 17 RBI this spring leads both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues. Ramirez appears to be up to his usual tricks, even entering his age-34 season.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 9 months ago

Ramirez is resting Sunday after tweaking his hamstring in Saturday's contest, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Ramirez has started 157 games at shortstop in 2014, but will sit for the regular season finale in favor of Leury Garcia. The minor ailment shouldn't have an effect on Ramirez's outlook heading into next season.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 9 months ago

Ramirez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

Ramirez will sit out the final day of the season -- and for just the fifth time all year -- after starting the previous 15 games. Leury Garcia will draw the start at shortstop in Ramirez's place.