Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez likely to retire after this season

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Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez likely to retire after this season
Friday February 27th, 2015

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez will likely retire after the 2015 season, he told reporters Friday

This will be Ramirez’s 18th big-league season and his fourth with the Brewers.  He spent the first five-and-a-half seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2003. He played in Chicago until signing as a free agent with Milwaukee after the 2011 season. This is the last year of his four-year, $46 million.

Ramirez was voted an All-Star starter in 2014, his third All-Star appearance, and hit .285 with 15 homers and 66 RBI in 133 games. He spent time on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He also missed 70 games in 2013 because of a knee injury.

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Ramirez has hit at least 30 home runs four times and has seven seasons with at least 100 RBIs. He is a career .285 hitter, with 369 career home runs.

Ramirez, who will be 37 in June, debuted as a 19-year-old with the Pirates in 1998. He was a part of the 2003 Cubs team came within one win of reaching its first World Series since 1945. 


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