Alexei Ramirez SS SD 5 days ago

Ramirez will start and bat seventh for Monday's game against San Francisco.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramirez did not start Sunday's game against Los Angeles but is back in the lineup, starting at shortstop Monday against San Francisco. The 34-year-old is currently in the midst of a May-slump as he's batting 12-for-67 (.179) this month with an unsightly .211 OBP. Maybe Sunday's game off will help Ramirez begin to right the ship as he faces off against Drew Pomeranz for the Giants.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 6 days ago

Ramirez will not start Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Considering Ramirez owns just a .234/.264/.286 batting line this season, Ramirez's absence shouldn't have a large overall reach in the fantasy realm but, regardless, will take a seat in favor of Alexi Amarista on Sunday. Ramirez will likely rejoin the lineup when the Padres travel to San Francisco on Monday despite how poorly he's played of late.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 2 weeks ago

Ramirez is in the lineup and batting fifth in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramirez exited Tuesday's game with cramping in his hamstring but it does not appear to be serious as he is back in the lineup for the final game of the Cubs-Padres series. The 34-year-old shortstop is hoping to break out of a minor 10-game slump where he's batted 8-for-35 with only four RBI and one run.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 2 weeks ago

Ramirez (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Mark Sweeney of Fox Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ramirez was lifted from Tuesday night's game due to cramping in his hamstring, but he told the media that he did not expect to miss any time. Regardless, the Padres will hold Ramirez out of Game 1, likely as a precaution, with the possibility that he could be available for the nightcap. Adam Rosales will get the nod at shortstop for the early game, and he'll bat eighth against Chicago's Kyle Hendricks.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 3 weeks ago

Ramirez (hamstring cramping) said after Tuesday's game that he will be ready to go for Wednesday's game against the Cubs, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It is still worth double-checking Ramirez's status when Wednesday's lineups are released, but it sounds like the Padres have dodged a bullet with this one, as they are running dangerously low on infield options. Ramirez will offer double-digit steals over a full season, but that will be the only category where he offers meaningful contributions, so he is best saved for deeper leagues.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 3 weeks ago

Ramirez left Tuesday's game with cramping in his left hamstring, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The team has not yet issued a statement regarding a timetable for his return, but this now leaves the Padres extremely thin in the infield, specifically in the middle infield, where Adam Rosales and Jose Pirela are the only healthy players on the active roster. Ramirez's status should be updated prior to Wednesday's game.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 3 weeks ago

Ramirez left Tuesday's game against the Cubs with an apparent hamstring injury, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Padres can't buy a break, as Adam Rosales and Jose Pirela would be the only healthy middle infielders left on the 25-man roster, and both players are better suited for a bench role. Rosales replaced Ramirez as a pinch-runner in the fifth inning Tuesday. Ramirez's status will be updated when the team releases more details regarding the injury.

Alexei Ramirez SS SD 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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.