Alexei Ramirez SS SD 2 weeks ago

Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two runs against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After starting his Padres career stone cold, Ramirez has turned it up lately, recording two-hit games in three of his last five. In that span, he's also walked three times without a strikeout and driven in four runs. Expectations are deservedly low for Ramirez after he departed the hitter-friendly South Side of Chicago for San Diego, but it's still nice to see him start getting the bat going a little.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 3 weeks ago

Ramirez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramirez has been a mainstay of the Padres lineup since the beginning of the season, but he only has a .200 batting average to show for it. He'll get a day off Wednesday, with Alexi Amarista sliding over to shortstop to fill in for him while Adam Rosales mans the hot corner.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 1 month ago

Ramirez is hitting .316 (12-for-38) with a home run this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramirez will take over the starting shortstop job for the Padres after a disappointing final season with the White Sox (.642 OPS). He did hit .277/.325/.432 after the All-Star break, which along with his spring performance, give hope he can bounce back this season.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 4 months ago

Ramirez agreed to a one-year deal with the Padres on Thursday, Jony Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After the Padres reportedly showed interest in former Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, the club opted to sign the veteran Ramirez on Thursday to shore up their middle infield defense. Ramirez doesn't offer the pop at the plate that Desmond does, but what he lacks in offensive production he makes up for with strong glovework. He fills a major need for the Padres, who had defensive struggles all over the diamond in 2015.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 6 months ago

Ramirez's club option was declined Wednesday making the shortstop a free agent this offseason, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramirez struggled in 2015, slashing .249/.285/.357 in 583 at-bats and both his home run and RBI totals took a significant dip from last season. Still, multiple teams looking for help at shortstop will likely pursue his services with the expectation that Ramirez will have a bounce back season.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 7 months ago

Ramirez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The White Sox have little to play for at this point in the season, so it makes sense for manager Robin Ventura to periodically rest some of his veterans down the stretch. He'll do exactly that with Ramirez, who has come through with a respectable second half for the White Sox. Still, his .285 on-base percentage on the season is quite unsightly, even if it's not necessarily reflected in his counting stats.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 7 months ago

Ramirez is not in the lineup Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It will be a rare day off for Ramirez, who will sit for the first time since Wednesday. Tyler Saladino will get the nod at shortstop in his place.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 8 months ago

Ramirez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the A's, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tyler Saladino will draw another start at shortstop as Ramirez sits for the second time in four games. Ramirez is putting together his best month of the season (.327/.411/.490), but his overall numbers still leave a lot to be desired and it seems manager Robin Ventura is intent on giving Saladino more time over the final weeks.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 8 months ago

Ramirez will sit out Sunday's game against the Twins, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramirez will likely receive what's a scheduled day off Sunday after a long string of starts by the veteran. Tyler Saladino will receive the start in his place, batting second for the White Sox.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 8 months ago

Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 6-1 victory over the Royals on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramirez's dinger opened the scoring for the White Sox and traveled an impressive 410 feet to left-center field. The veteran has been virtually unstoppable at the plate so far in September, hitting a blistering .533 (8-for-15) with a homer and six RBI during the young month. He has hit safely in all four September games and boasts three consecutive multi-hit performances in that span. Ramirez also extended his career success against Danny Duffy, against whom he has now hit .333 over 21 at-bats.