Ramirez has officially retired Thursday, Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown reports. Ramirez was set to become a free agent in the offseason, but opted to retire instead. The 37-year-old played 18 seasons in the major leagues, recording 386 home runs, 1417 RBI and 2303 hits in his career. He was a three-time All-Star (2005, 2008, 2014) and won the Silver Slugger Award in 2011 with the Cubs.
Pirates third baseman Aramis Ramirez is out of the lineup Monday against the Cardinals, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Ramirez will take a night off as the Pirates enter a crucial series against the Cardinals. Instead, the Pirates will turn to Josh Harrison at third base, batting second.
The Pirates could rest third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who has three hits in 19 career at-bats off starter Lance Lynn, against the Cardinals on Monday. Manager Clint Hurdle likes to go with matchups and Josh Harrison has seven hits in 19 at-bats against Lynn. Ramirez is battling a sore groin and could come off the bench if necessary.
A groin ailment will not keep Pirates third baseman Aramis Ramirez out of the lineup for the first game of a critical series against his former team Friday at Wrigley Field. Ramirez is batting cleanup after missing two games.
Pirates third baseman Aramis Ramirez (groin) remains out of the lineup Thursday. There has been no update on Ramirez's progress since sustaining a groin injury while legging out a triple in Tuesday's game. Josh Harrison and Pedro Alvarez will start at the infield corners Thursday.