Brewers make it official with Ramirez
Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee Brewers made it official on year contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed for the former Chicago Cub, but reports on Monday indicated the deal to be worth between $34 million and $37 million. It includes a mutual option for 2015.
Ramirez batted .306 in 149 games with 26 homers and 93 runs batted in last season for the Cubs. He had been in Chicago since being acquired from Pittsburgh just before the July 2003 trade deadline.
In 14 big league seasons with the Pirates and Cubs, Ramirez has 315 homers, 1,122 runs batted in and a .284 batting average. He was an All-Star with Chicago in 2005 and 2008, and this past season was honored with a Silver Slugger award for the first time.
The 33-year-old Dominican native has reached 30 homers four times and has driven in at least 100 runs six times in his career.
Milwaukee freed up the third base position earlier this week, dealing Casey McGehee to Pittsburgh for reliever Jose Veras.