Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 3 weeks ago

Ramirez (foot) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

X-rays came back negative, and Ramirez was only out of the lineup for one day. He may have a bit of lingering soreness but should be back to full strength by the time the All-Star break ends.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 3 weeks ago

Ramirez (foot) said he wants to try to play Friday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Ramirez, who was held out of the lineup Thursday after fouling a ball off his foot Wednesday, underwent precautionary X-rays and the results returned negative. With no structural damage, it's certainly possible Ramirez could play Friday, though the Sox will wait to see how he feels Friday morning before making a final call.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 3 weeks ago

Ramirez is out of the lineup Thursday after fouling a ball off his left foot Wednesday, ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla reports.

Gordon Beckham will get a rare start at shortstop Thursday and Ramirez should be considered day-to-day heading into this weekend's series against the Cubs.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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.