Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs and a strikeout in Thursday's win over the Royals. The homers were Nos. 6 and 7 for Ramirez on the season. It marked his first multi-homer game since July 30, 2018, as noted by Zack Meisel of The Athletic. Ramirez has had a pretty miserable last calendar year, but he's showing signs of life with a .288/.360/.530 line, three homers, two steals and 4.0 percent K-rate in his last 17 games. For now, he remains in the five hole for Cleveland.
Ramirez went 2-for-5 with an RBI groundout and three runs in Tuesday's 9-5 win over the Royals. While his season-long slash line remains unsightly, Ramirez has at least displayed better form recently, batting .298/.379/.474 across his last 15 starts. A surging Cleveland offense has helped Ramirez deliver useful run (12) and RBI (10) totals over that stretch, but his power production (one home run, six extra-base hits) has remained fairly muted.
The Indians reinstated Ramirez from the paternity list prior to Sunday's game against the Orioles. He'll start at third base and bat fifth. Ramirez could have remained away from the Indians for the entire weekend, but he opted to take off only two of the maximum three days to spend with his newborn. He'll thus rejoin the starting nine for the series finale while replacing infielder Yu Chang on the 25-man roster.
Ramirez was placed on the paternity list Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Ramirez will take the weekend to attend the birth of his child, while Yu Chang was called up from Triple-A Columbus and will start at third base Friday. Ramirez can spend up to three days on the paternity list and figures to rejoin the Indians on Tuesday in Kansas City.
Ramirez went 2-for-2 with two doubles, a pair of walks, an RBI and a run Monday in the Indians' 3-2 win over the Royals in 10 innings. Ramirez pushed his season on-base percentage over .300 with the big day at the dish, but one quality performance shouldn't be taken as evidence that he's broken out of the slump he's been stuck in since the second half of 2018. Over 21 games in June, Ramirez is slashing a lowly .228/.284/.354 with only six extra-base hits (one home runs). His 4-for-4 success rate on stolen-base attempts has been the only salvation for fantasy managers during that stretch.
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