Report: White Sox, Alexei Ramirez agree to extension
By Sports Network
Chicago - The Chicago White Sox and infielder Alexei Ramirez have reportedly agreed to a four-year, $32.5 million contract extension.
According to MLB.com, the deal also includes an option for a fifth year that would pay the shortstop/second baseman $10 million.
Ramirez hit .282 with 18 home runs and 70 runs batted in last season.
The 29-year-old opted out of his $1.1 million option for the 2011 season on December 1, the day before the White Sox picked up their club option for $2.75 million for the upcoming season.
In three years in the big-leagues covering 440 games, Ramirez has hit .283 with 54 home runs, 215 RBI and a .430 slugging percentage -- to go along with 40 steals, though he has also been caught 22 times.