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November 5, 2015 04:53 PM
Aramis Ramirez: Officially retires Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 28, 2015 04:30 PM
Pirates hold 3B Aramis Ramirez out of Monday's starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 28, 2015 03:00 PM
Pirates' Aramis Ramirez could be on the bench Monday vs. Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 25, 2015 01:50 PM
Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez back in action Friday against Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 24, 2015 01:50 PM
Pirates third baseman Aramis Ramirez remains out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 23, 2015 04:30 PM
Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez held out of Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates third baseman Aramis Ramirez (groin) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies. 

Ramirez may have injured himself while running out a triple during yesterday's game, so it's not surprising to see him out of Wednesday's contest. He's still day to day moving forward. Josh Harrison will get the start at third base and hit second in the lineup.

September 22, 2015 11:00 PM
Pirates' Aramis Ramirez triples, leaves game with groin tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates infielder Aramis Ramirez left Tuesday's game in the sixth inning with tightness in his left groin.

He was replaced by Neil Walker and went 1 for 3 with a RBI triple before exiting. The fact that he ran for a triple at his age (37) and then felt tightness is not surprising. Ramirez should be day-to-day going forward.

September 15, 2015 06:20 PM
Pirates INF Jung Ho Kang gets a breather in nightcap of DH
by CBS Sports Staff |

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cubs.

Kang singled in Game 1 to extend his hitting streak to seven games, but will turn third base back over to Aramis Ramirez in the nightcap. Andrew McCutchen is the Pirates' only holdover from the first game of the twin bill.

September 9, 2015 01:20 AM
Pirates' 1B Aramis Ramirez receives first start at first base
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

For the first time in his career, Aramis Ramirez started at first base for the Pirates during Tuesday's game at Cincinnati, reports

Ramirez has been working at first base during practice over the last two weeks at the team's request.

"It was a big ask," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "I don't know where it's going to go, but I wanted to make sure that we looked at all our options moving forward."

Ramirez did not make any errors at first during Tuesday's game, but he went 0 for 4 at the plate.

"We need to look at the option, I felt, at this particular point in time in the season," Hurdle said. "If it's good, we have more time to work with it. And if it's not, we know, and we cut the line and we move off."

August 23, 2015 04:50 PM
3B Aramis Ramirez back in familiar spot for Pirates
by Elliot Smith |

After a day off, Aramis Ramirez returns to third base and the cleanup spot for the Pirates in their series finale with the Giants.

Even though Ramirez is hitting just .249 for the season, he's been a nice pickup for Pittsburgh in the stretch run. Ramirez has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games to raise his average by 16 points. 

August 21, 2015 06:00 PM
Hurdle: Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez no longer an everyday player
by Marty Gitlin |

The days of full-time starter status for aging Pirates third baseman Aramis Ramirez are apparently over. Clint Hurdle has stated that he is not longer an "everyday guy," per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The 37-year-old Ramirez will lose time now that Josh Harrison has returned off the disabled list, but he remains productive. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games, though he hasn't homered since July 18.

August 20, 2015 10:20 PM
Return of 3B Harrison, SS Mercer creates issues for Piates
by Marty Gitlin |

Clint Hurdle has declared that Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison and shortstop Jordy Mercer could be back at some point during the weekend series against San Francisco.

Harrison is rehabbing after thumb surgery. He has been out for seven weeks. Mercer (knee strain) has been sidelined for a month.

Their comebacks will create quite the logjam on the left side of the infield. Jung Ho Kang is the current shortstop with Aramis Ramirez at third.

"I love the job that (Kang) has been able to do in Jordy's absence at short," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Jordy is a better defender at short, so you have to weigh the two. Kang is a very good defender at third. Ramirez has done a nice job. We've got all those pieces ... I think we have a very good idea of what we want to do and how we want to do it."

Harrison could return to a super-utility role. Mercer would appear to be the odd-man out unless Hurdle prioritizes defense at that position.

August 13, 2015 06:40 PM
Pirates' Aramis Ramirez to get some work at first base
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

The Pirates will begin having Aramis Ramirez work out at first base during their upcoming trip to New York this weekend. Ramirez, who was acquired before the trade deadline from the Brewers, has never played any position other than third base in his 18-year career.

But the Pirates are expecting to have Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer back from injuries in short order, so having Ramirez at first base would give the team some defensive flexibility going forward, allowing them to keep Ramirez's bat in the lineup.

"It can't hurt to take a look at it," manager Clint Hurdle said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "There's nothing I could come up, so why not do it? When we reached out to him and thought about it, he was all in and engaged for it."

Pedro Alvarez has been the everyday first baseman for the Pirates this year, after making the transition from the hot corner himself. But he has committed 16 errors this season, most among all first basemen.

"I'll take some grounders in New York, and we'll see what happens," Ramirez said.

August 2, 2015 11:40 AM
Struggling Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez benched Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |

The Pirates are giving newly acquired third baseman Aramis Ramirez his first break Sunday. He is out of the lineup Sunday against the host Reds.

Ramirez has struggled at the plate since his arrival. He has hit safely in just two of seven games with Pittsburgh and is batting .133 (4-for-30) with no home runs.

July 23, 2015 06:30 PM
Brewers dealing 3B Aramis Ramirez to Pirates
by Marty Gitlin |

Veteran third baseman Aramis Ramirez is set to be traded from the Brewers to the Pirates, Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed.

No details, including what Milwaukee would receive in return, were provided.

The 37-year-old Ramirez remains a viable starter. He boasts a decent slash line of .247/.295/.430 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games and is 10-for-26 during that stretch.

Oddly, Ramirez was dealt from the Pirates to the Cubs on this date in 2003.

July 19, 2015 01:30 AM
Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez chips in solo home run on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez had a nice night in Saturday's 8-5 win over the Pirates. Ramirez reached base safely in all four plate-appearances, going 3 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored.

Ramirez launched a fifth-inning solo home run to extend Milwaukee's lead to 6-3. It was 11th homer of the year. This was Ramirez's first three-hit game in nearly a month, as he was batting a poor .136 in his last seven games entering play on Saturday.

July 10, 2015 09:44 AM
Report: Mets have talked to Brewers about Ramirez, Segura
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Mets have had trade talks with the Brewers recently, according to Fox Sports. Among the players discussed were third baseman Aramis Ramirez and shortstop Jean Segura.

July 10, 2015 09:47 AM
Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez cooling his heels on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is being held out of the lineup for Wednesday's afternoon contest against the Braves. Ramirez had started each of the last eight games for Milwuakee, batting .393 with nine RBI over that stretch.

Hernan Perez is filling in at the hot corner while batting eighth on Wednesday.

July 10, 2015 09:47 AM
Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez held hitless Tuesday vs. Braves
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was held hitless for the second conseuctive game on Tuesday, as the Brewers lost to the Braves 4-3. Ramirez is now 0 for 7 over his last two games, but he still sports a .375 average in six games this month.

July 10, 2015 09:53 AM
Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez records two hits, two RBI in win
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Ramirez recorded his 17th double on the season in the third inning, which brough two runners around to score.

Ramirez is hitting .500 with six hits, three doubles and seven RBI in his last four games.