Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and his fourth home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays. Ramirez now has 20 extra-base hits after he managed just 23 in 97 games last season. His .292/.357/.425 batting line is above average across the board not just for second basemen but for the entire league, and all three marks would represent career highs for the young switch hitter.
Ramirez (ankle) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners. An ankle contusion kept Ramirez out of the lineup Wednesday, but he'll be back in the fold for the Indians' series finale against Seattle on Thursday. He's set to take over at third base and bat fifth in the order against Seattle righty Nathan Karns.
Ramirez (left ankle contusion) was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. In his place, the Indians will start Michael Martinez at second base, batting ninth. Ramirez was on the Indians' original lineup card for Wednesday's game before being scratched hours before the contest. The bruised left ankle seems to be an isolated incident, but he did suffer an ankle sprain during winter ball season last December.
Ramirez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, MLBPressbox.com reports. After stringing together four two-hit games in a row, Ramirez's streak came to an end Saturday, when he went 0-for-4. The 23-year-old will receive the day off Sunday, but he still appears to be entrenched in a regular lineup spot at either left field or third base.
Ramirez walked twice, stole a base and scored a pair of runs in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the White Sox. One of Ramirez's two walks came after a 10-pitch at-bat, which seemed to tire out White Sox ace Chris Sale and ultimately led to his demise. Ramirez has earned steady at-bats of late while primarily filling in for Michael Brantley in the corner outfield, but his ability to play multiple spots across the field should continue to garner him around two or three starts per week even once Brantley is healthy.