Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 3 Days

Alexei Ramirez returned to action on Friday July 18.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 9 Days

Alexei Ramirez (back) confirmed Sunday that he will be ready to go for Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Ramirez left Saturday's game due to stiffness in his back and sat out on Sunday, but he'll suit up and be ready for action in the Mid-Summer Classic. Fantasy owners can expect to have him back in their lineups on Friday.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 9 Days

Alexei Ramirez (back) thinks he'll be available to play in the All-Star game.

Ramirez exited Saturday's game with back stiffness and will surely sit out Sunday, but he doesn't think it's a big issue. "I don't think it's going to be a major thing,'' said Ramirez. The White Sox could still decide to play it safe and hold the shortstop out of the All-Star festivities.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 10 Days

Alexei Ramirez left Saturday's game with back stiffness.

Ramirez tweaked his back in the bottom of the third inning while attempting to make a play on a groundball. The shortstop will likely sit out Sunday but should return to the White Sox starting lineup after the All-Star break.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 10 Days

Alexei Ramirez left Saturday's game versus the Indians due to an apparent injury.

Ramirez left the game after covering second base when he stopped and tried to field a single to his right. He was 0-for-1 prior to leaving the game. Moises Sierra replaced him as a pinch runner.

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Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Ramirez has cooled off considerably after an inferno-hot start to the season, entering Sunday's action with a .542 OPS in the month of June. Nevertheless, Ramirez is still slashing .298/.329/.426 with eight home runs, 39 RBI, and 13 stolen bases.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 24 Days

Alexei Ramirez is not in the White Sox starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.

He has been scuffling a bit at the plate recently, hitting just .203/.213/.297 with one homer, two RBI and 11 strikeouts over his last 18 games, so it appears manager Robin Ventura may want him to have a mental health day. Leury Garcia is getting the start at shortstop and hitting ninth for the White Sox on Saturday.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 25 Days

Alexei Ramirez's struggles continued, going 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Ramirez, who went 0-for-5 on Wednesday, struck out twice on the evening. His RBI-less streak continued as well, as he has not driven in a run since May 26. The shortstop is now 19-for-91 (.209) with only four extra-base hits (all doubles) in June. Overall, Ramirez still has a respectable .294/.326/.413 slash line with seven home runs, 36 RBI, and 13 stolen bases.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 2 Months

Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored Saturday against the Padres.

Ramirez slowed down a bit earlier this month, but he has five multi-hit games in his last eight. The 32-year-old is up to 11 stolen bases on the year, so he's currently on pace to come close to the 30 he had in 2013.

Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 2 Months

Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Yankees.

Ramirez now has seven home runs through 50 games this season. He had six all of last season. The 32-year-old has slowed down a bit this month, but he still has an impressive .325/.361/.497 batting line on the year.