Aramis Ramirez Likely To Retire After 2015 Season
- Updated: February 27, 2015
A tweet has surfaced this morning from Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, that states Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is likely to retire after the 2015 season which will be his 18th in the major leagues.
#Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez just told reporters this is likely last year as player.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) February 27, 2015
Ramirez and the Brewers exercised a mutual contract option this offseason for $14 million, to keep the veteran third baseman with the team. Information came in at that time that Ramirez would decide how much longer he would continue to play. It seems, if these reports are accurate, that he made that decision and will hang it up when the season ends.
Ramirez, 36, has played 17 seasons in the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and the Milwaukee Brewers. He has appeared in 2,057 games, collected 2,186 hits, 369 home runs, 1,342 RBI, and a career batting average of .285. Ramirez has made the All-Star team three times (2005, 2008, and 2014), won a Silver Slugger Award in 2011, and finished in the top 10 in MVP voting three times (2004, 2008, and 2012).
He has had a real good career and has produced at a high level for a long time. Does he have enough to make it to Cooperstown? I suppose that all depends on what happens this season.
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