Is married.....wife's name is Yudith.....the couple has three kids: Aramis Jr., Michael and Cristal...Graduated from Aida Cartagena Portalatin High School in Santo Domingo, DR...While with the Cubs sponsored an RBI team through the Union League Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, which provides inner-city youth the opportunity to play organized baseball...Played basketball as a youngster.....interest turned to baseball at age 13
Batted .285 with 15 HR and 66 RBI in 133 games...Made 131 starts (126g at 3B, 5g at DH)...Was selected to his third All-Star Game as he was voted a starter by the fans...Became the first player in franchise history to start an All-Star Game at third base.....went 2-for-3 with a run and a double...Drove in both runs in the Brewers' 2-0 victory on Opening Day vs. Atlanta (2-run double)...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 5/13-6/3 with a strained left hamsting, retroactive to 5/11...Played in his 2,000th career game on 7/23 vs. Cincinnati.....ended the season as one of just 15 active players with 2,000+ career games...Was named Brewers Player of the Month for August (.380, 2hr, 13rbi)...His mutual option for 2015 was exercised by the team on 10/31.....Ramirez accepted on 11/3
Batted .283 with 12 HR and 49 RBI in 92 games.....made 85 starts (80g at 3B, 5g at DH)...Was on the disabled list twice: 4/6-5/2 (sprained left knee) and 7/8-8/12 (left patellar tendinitis)...Batted .301 (37-for-123, 7hr, 23rbi) in 38 games after coming off the DL for the second time...Was voted Brewers Player of the Month for September (.338, 3hr, 12rbi)...Notched career hit #2,000 with a solo homer off Scott Feldman on 6/26 vs. Chicago-NL...Belted career home run #350 on 8/29 at Pittsburgh with a solo shot off Jeff Locke...Scored his 1,000th career run on 9/6 at Chicago-NL.
Batted .300 with 27 HR and 105 RBI in 149 games during his ﬁrst season with Milwaukee. Made 146 starts (143g at 3B, 3g at DH). Batted .300 or better for the seventh time in his career. Hit 25+ home runs for the 10th time in his career. Had 90+ RBI for the ninth time in his career and 100+ RBI for the seventh time. Batted .327 (140-for-428, 25hr, 86rbi) over his last 111 games, raising his overall batting
average from .218 to his season-ending .300. Led the National League in doubles (50) ... became the second player in franchise history to produce at least 50 doubles in a season, joining Lyle Overbay (53 in 2004). His career-high-tying 80 extra-base hits (also 2006) tied teammate Ryan Braun for the NL lead. Was also among the National League leaders in RBI (4th, 105), total bases (4th, 308) and
slugging percentage (5th, .540). His 103 RBI as a third baseman set a franchise record (Casey McGehee, 102 RBI in 2010). His 103 RBI as a third baseman trailed only the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (134) and Padres'
Chase Headley (113) from that position in 2012. Was a ﬁnalist for a Gold Glove Award along with the Padres' Chase Headley (winner) and
Mets' David Wright as he led all Major League third basemen in ﬁelding percentage (.977). Had errorless streaks of 49 games (5/15-7/22) and 42 games (7/24-9/14). Belted his 10th career grand slam in a 10-9 loss on 6/19 vs. Toronto off Jason Frasor. Smacked his sixth career walk-off homer on 7/3 vs. Miami with a 2-run shot in the 10th inning
off Heath Bell to give the Brewers a 13-12 win. Was named Brewers Player of the Month for July (.373, 4hr, 21rbi).
Batted .306 with 26 HR and 93 RBI in 149 games during his final season with Chicago-NL ... Made 146 starts (143g at 3B, 3g at DH) ... Earned his first career Silver Slugger Award ... Batted .300 or better for the sixth time in his career ... Hit 25+ home runs for the ninth time in his career ... Had 90+ RBI for the eighth time in his career ... Ranked among the National League leaders in batting average (7th, .306), hits (10th, 173)
and total bases (10th, 288) ... Batted .332 at home, which ranked fourth in the National League ... Notched his sixth season with the Cubs with at least 30 doubles and 25 HR, tying the franchise
record held by Hall of Famer Billy Williams ... Was named National League Player of the Week for 6/27-7/3 after batting .393 (11-for-28) with
6 HR and 10 RBI.....was his fourth career Player of the Week Award ... Belted his 300th career home run on 7/1 vs. Chicago-AL with a solo shot off Edwin Jackson ... Produced a season-high 16-game hitting streak from 8/11-8/27, batting .508 (32-for-63) with
4 HR and 14 RBI during the streak ... Recorded a career-high 5 hits on 8/23 vs. Atlanta, going 5-for-5 with a run, double and 2 RBI ... Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/14
Aramis led the Cubs with 25 home runs and 83 RBI despite a slow start to the season ... was second on the club with a .452
slugging percentage and third with 465 at-bats and 61 runs scored.
... Reached 75 RBI for the sixth time as a Cub, and for the eighth time in
... His .276 batting average (63-for-228) in the second half was 69 points
higher than his .207 batting average (49-for-237) prior to the All-Star
break ... hit 15 homers in the second half after belting 10 in the first half.
... Hit .283 (64-for-226) at Wrigley Field compared to a .201 clip (48-for-
239) on the road.
... Played in 124 games, including 116 starts at third base ... committed 16
errors, however, just six of those came in the second half.
... Hit .313 (30-for-96) in July with nine homers, 25 RBI and a 1.007 OPS
after producing a .179 batting average (36-for-201) with six homers, 23
RBI and a .550 OPS in his first 53 games through June 30.
w Named N.L. Player of the Week for July 19-25, hitting .360 (9-for-
25) in six games ... tied for the big league lead with four homers
while his 10 RBI were second in that span.
... Belted three homers with seven RBI, July 20 vs. Houston ... was his
fourth-career three-homer game and 23rd multi-homer effort ... became
the first Cub to homer in consecutive innings (fourth and fifth) since
Alfonso Soriano, September 6, 2008 in Cincinnati.
w The seven RBI matched his career high, also done September 18,
2006 at Philadelphia.
... Hit a two-run homer in the third inning Opening Day, April 5 at Atlanta.
... Belted a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning, May
17 vs. Colorado.
... Placed on the 15-day disabled list, June 9 (retroactive to June 8) with a
left thumb contusion ... was batting .168 (30-for-179) with six doubles,
five home runs and 22 RBI in 47 games at the time of his injury.
... Activated from the 15-day disabled list, June 25, his 32nd birthday.
... Recorded his first multi-homer game of the season, July 6 at Arizona.
... Tied his career high with five-straight multi-hit efforts, July 6-10.
... Belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning, July 19 vs. Houston, marking
his 200th homer with the Cubs.
... Belted his second-career pinch-homer, a two-out, three-run blast off
Todd Coffey in the sixth inning, August 4 vs. Milwaukee.
... Recorded his 1,000th career RBI with a first-inning single August 10 at
... Returned from a sore rib cage (missed the previous three games) to
homer on the first pitch he saw from Chris Carpenter in the second inning,
August 14 at St. Louis.
... Belted his ninth career grand slam (first of the season), October 2 at
Houston off J.A. Happ ... was his sixth slam with the Cubs, tied for the
fifth-most in franchise history.
Aramis ranked second on the club with 65 RBI despite spending nearly two months on the disabled list and appearing in just
... Was on the disabled list, May 9-July 6, after he dislocated his left
shoulder May 8 in Milwaukee diving for Ryan Braun's ground ball in the
... Averaged one RBI every 4.71 at-bats, second-best among major league
third basemen with at least 250 at-bats ... Alex Rodriguez had a 4.44
... Batted .350 (14-for-40) with three homers against southpaws ... hit .312
(83-for-266) with 12 homers against righthanders.
... Hit a blistering .396 (57-for-144) with a 1.036 OPS in home games.
Hit safely in 28 of his final 30 home games, recording a .414
batting average (46-for-111).
... Recorded an 18-game home hitting streak, July 7-August 30 ... batted
.431 (31-for-72) during the run, which was the longest home streak for
a Cub since Derrek Lee hit in 19-straight home games in 2007.
... Batted .425 (37-for-87) with 46 RBI with runners in scoring position ...
that included a .455 mark (5-for-11) with the bases loaded.
... Drove in 28 runs and had a .304 batting average (35-for-115) with two
outs in an inning.
... Against N.L. Central opponents, batted .368 (63-for-171) with 10
doubles, 10 homers and 42 RBI in 46 games.
... Belted his 250th career home run Opening Day in Houston off Roy Oswalt
... was his 174th as a Cub to tie Andre Dawson for 10th on the all-time
... Tied his career high with four hits April 8 in Houston, going 4-for-6 with
a double, four RBI and a run scored ... previously had four hits July 29,
2008 at Milwaukee.
... Made the start May 4 vs. San Francisco, his first since he left April 24's
game in St. Louis with a left calf strain.
... Was hitting .364 (24-for-66) with four homers and 16 RBI in 18 games
before he landed on the D.L. May 9 ... played in three rehab games with
Single-A Peoria before coming off the D.L. July 6.
... Collected his 900th career RBI and 700th career run July 22 in
... Tied his career high for the 21st time with four hits July 24 vs. Cincinnati.
... Recorded at least one extra-base hit in a career-high seven-straight
games, July 22-29.
... Picked up his 1,500th career hit September 22 in Milwaukee.
Aramis was named to the N.L. All-Star team for the second time in his career ... he finished the campaign with a .289 batting
average, a career-high 44 doubles, 27 home runs and 111 RBI in 149 games for Chicago.
© Also set career marks with a .380 on-base percentage and 74 walks, far
surpassing his previous career high of 50 in 2006.
© Was a defensive replacement at third base in the Mid-Summer Classic,
drawing a ninth-inning walk in his lone plate appearance.
© Reached 100 RBI for the sixth time in the last eight seasons.
Collected his 100th RBI of the season August 30 vs.
Philadelphia, becoming the first Cub to reach the mark prior to
September since Sammy Sosa in 2001.
© Belted 11 go-ahead home runs, including six in the seventh inning or
© Had two multi-homer games, belting a pair of long balls June 20 vs. the
White Sox and August 23 vs. Washington - had a season-high six RBI
against the Nationals.
His 16 multi-homer games as a Cub rank ninth in franchise
history (Andre Dawson and Hank Sauer are tied for seventh with
© Hit .423 with nine homers and 29 RBI in "close and late" situations.
© Finished the season with a .324 batting average, 17 homers and 60 RBI
in 79 contests at Wrigley Field ... hit .254 on the road, with 10 long balls
and 51 RBI.
© Of his 27 homers, 24 were hit against right-handed pitching ... had a
.305 batting average against righthanders, compared to a .239 average
© Hit .285 (93-for-326) with 17 homers and 66 RBI in 88 games prior to
the All-Star break ... batted .294 with 10 homers and 45 RBI in 61
contests following the Mid-Summer Classic.
© Tied his career high with four hits, done twice: April 20 vs. Pittsburgh and
July 29 in Milwaukee ... has 19 career four-hit games.
© Finished with a .945 fielding percentage at third base (18 E/326 TC) ...
went a season-best 43 consecutive games without an error, April 18-
June 6 (84 TC).
© Recorded 49 RBI when hitting with two strikes, tied for first in the majors
with Milwaukee's Ryan Braun ... his 81 hits with two strikes were tied for
third-most in the majors with Boston's Dustin Pedroia.
© Reached the 20 RBI mark in two separate months, collecting 22 in April
and a major-league best 27 in August.
© Had a season-high 10-game hitting streak, September 6-18 ... he
batted .450 (18-for-40) with eight runs, five doubles, two homers and
nine RBI during the streak.
© Twice drove in a run in a season-high five consecutive games, June 20-
25, and September 14-18.
© Reached safely in his first 21 games to start the season, through April 23
... was three-games shy of his career high of 24 consecutive games
reaching safely, done twice in 2003.
© Homered for his 500th career extra base hit April 11 in Philadelphia ...
was his 149th homer as a Cub, surpassing Mark Grace for 11th on the
© Recorded his 600th career run April 16 vs. Cincinnati.
© His homer April 20 vs. Pittsburgh was his 150th as a Cub.
© Collected his 1,300th career hit with a sixth inning single May 27 vs. the
© Belted a walk-off home run June 20 vs. the White Sox, a solo shot in the
bottom of the ninth off Scott Linebrink for the 4-3 victory - was his
second homer of the day.
© With Chicago down 4-2 in the eighth inning vs. Philadelphia August 28,
hit a game-winning grand slam off Chad Durbin.
Marked his eighth career grand slam.
© Collected two doubles September 16 vs. Milwaukee, giving him 41 and
surpassing his previous career high of 40 in 2001 with Pittsburgh.
© Was 2-for-11 (.182) in the NLDS against the Dodgers.
© Has surpassed the 100-RBI mark six times in the last eight years (112 in
2001; 106 in 2003; 103 in 2004; 119 in 2006; 101 in 2007; 111 in
2008) ... is the third Cubs third baseman in club history to drive in 100
runs in a season (joining Ron Santo and Andy Pafko).
© Signed with the Pirates as a 16-year-old non-drafted free agent in
November 1994 and reached the majors in 1998.
© Has recorded at least 30 doubles and 25 homers in a season seven
times, including 2001 and 2003-2008.
© Ranks 11th in franchise history with 173 home runs as a Cub ... needs
two homers to pass Andre Dawson for 10th (174), needs 18 to pass
Hack Wilson (190) for ninth and 26 to pass Hank Sauer (198) for eighth.
© Named the N.L.'s 2008 Hank Aaron Award winner, voted on by fans for
the top hitter in each League.
© In addition to being a two-time N.L. All-Star, other career honors include:
Earning N.L. Player of the Week honors for the week of April 30-
May 6, 2001, and July 18-24, 2005.
Winning the Pirates' 2001 Roberto Clemente Award, as voted
on by the Pittsburgh chapter of the BBWAA.
Being selected to participate in the Major League All-Star
Futures Game in both 1999 and 2000.
© Is a 1995 graduate of Aida Cartagena Portalatin High School in Santo
Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Ramirez set career highs in home runs (38) and RBIs (119). He hit 22 homers in 72 games after the All-Star break. He has 14 career two-homer games and three career three-homer games. Ramirez batted .293 with runners in scoring position, including a .327 mark with less than two outs.
Aramis batted .302 with 30 doubles, 31 homers and 92 RBI despite missing the final month of the season with a
strained left quadriceps ... was selected to his first National League All-Star team, replacing an injured Scott Rolen ... went 1-for-2 and drew a walk in the contest ... was the first Cubs third baseman to make the All-Star team since Vance Law (1988) and the first to play third base since Bill Madlock (1975) ... teamed up with Derrek Lee to become the second pair of Cub teammates in franchise history to have back-to-back 30 homer seasons ... Billy Williams and Ron Santo were the first with 30-homer seasons in 1964 and 1965 ... had 41 multi-hit games and 23 multi-RBI contests ... was named the NL Player of the Week for the week ending July 24 after hitting .467 with 6 homers and 11
RBI ... had a season-high 12-game hitting streak from June 13-25, batting .435 (20-46) with 4 doubles, 5 homers and
16 RBI over the stretch ... tied a career high by knocking in 3 doubles April 10 ... recorded his 12th career multi-homer game June 14 vs. Florida, hitting a 2-run homer off Josh Beckett and
adding a 2-run blast off Travis Smith ... also had a 2-homer game July 19 at Cincinnati, going 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of home runs ... drove in a season-high 5 runs in the contest ... hit a first-inning grand slam off Jose Contreras on June 25 at U.S. Cellular Field, putting the Cubs up 4-0 in a 6-2 win ... it was his fifth-career bases-loaded roundtripper ... hit game-winning homers May 13 in Washington and June 21 in Milwaukee ... strained his quadriceps in the first inning August 24 running out a ground ball ... would not see action for the remainder of the season.
Aramis established himself as one of the most prolific third base men in club history in his first full season with the Cubs...had one of his most successful seasons at the plate, batting .318 with 36 homers - and ranking ninth in the National League in both categories...also ranked among league leaders in total bases (seventh - 316), slugging percentage (eighth - .578), home run ratio (10th - 15.2), batting average with runners in scoring position (sixth - .336), batting average against right-handers (ninth - .328) and road batting average (tied for ninth - .321)...his 36 home runs set a club mark for most roundtrippers by a Cub third baseman...Ron Santo had held the record (33 in 1965)...reached the 100-RBI mark for the third time during his big league career...his RBI total was ninth among major league third basemen, while his homer total tied for second...had four multi-homer games (April 14 vs. Pittsburgh, July 30 vs. Philadelphia, September 6 vs. Montreal, September 16 at Cincinnati) during the campaign...in the September 16th affair, he went 4-for-5 with 3 homers, a double and 5 RBI...his 4 extra-base hits and 14 total bases tied club records...it was his third career 3-homer game...hit safely in 11 straight games July 28-August 8 for his fourth career double-digit hitting streak...hit his fourth career grand July 22 off Cincinnati's Ryan Wagner...recorded his 100th career home run May 15 at San Diego - a 3-run shot off Adam Eaton...knocked a career-high 3 doubles April 9 at Atlanta, going 4-for-7 on the day.
Was acquired in a midseason five-player deal
with Pittsburgh and combined to bat .272 in 159
games with 27 homers and 106 RBI - tying for the
ninth-highest total in the National League ... had a
league-high 11 sacrifice flies ... reached the 100-RBI mark for the second time during
his big league career (also 112 for Pittsburgh in
2001) ... his RBI total led all major league third
basemen, while his homer total tied for sixth ... over his final 120 regular-season games (including
57 with Pittsburgh) beginning May 14, he batted
.288 with 23 doubles, 26 homers and 93 RBI ... in 63 games with the Cubs, he hit .259 with 15
homers and 39 RBI ... had a pair of 2-homer games (August 16 vs. Los
Angeles and September 21 at Pittsburgh) - the
sixth and seventh multi-homer contests of his big
league career ... in the September 21 affair, he went 3-for-4
with 3 RBI against his former Pirates
teammates ... hit his first homer as a Cub August 5 at San Diego
- a 2-run shot off Jaret Wright ... had a 14th-inning game-winning RBI single off
Arizona's Eddie Oropesa August 1 in the Cubs' 4-3
win ... in 96 games for Pittsburgh, he hit .280 with 25
doubles, 12 homers and 67 RBI ... made his fourth straight Opening Day start at third
Appeared in 142 games for Pittsburgh and batted
.234 with 26 doubles, 18 homers and 71 RBI ... had
11 sacrifice flies, tying for the NL lead ... was ejected from Pittsburgh's April 17 contest at
Milwaukee after charging the mound and throwing
his batting helmet at Ben Sheets ... was on the Major
League suspended list from April 23-April 30 ... hit the first pinch homer of his big league career
June 14 off Cincinnati's Gabe White.
Batted .300 in 158 games with 40 doubles, 34
homers and 112 RBI ... for his efforts, he was selected as
the Pirates' Roberto Clemente Award winner by the
Pittsburgh chapter of the BBWAA ... his RBI total was the highest by a Pittsburgh third
baseman since Pie Traynor knocked in 119 in 1930 ... fell 1 home run shy of tying the club record for most
roundtrippers by a third baseman ... ranked third among N.L. hitters with a .379 average
with runners in scoring position ... was fifth with a
.325 road batting average ... appeared in 157 games at third base, committing 25
errors ... led NL third basemen in assists (335) and
total chances (452) ... tied a club record by hitting 3 homers in an April 8
contest at Houston ... went 3-for-3 with 6 RBI ... earned NL Player of the Week honors for the week
ending May 6 after hitting .381 with 3 homers and 8
RBI in 6 games ... went 4-for-5 with 2 homers August 4 at Colorado.
August 31 ... hit his third career grand slam August 25
off Houston's Dave Mlicki during the stretch.
Split the year between the Pirates and Nashville
(AAA), playing in 117 total games ... opened a campaign in the majors for the first time,
making his first Opening Day start ... after hitting .167 in 18 games, he was optioned to
Nashville April 28 ... batted .353 with 4 homers and 26 RBI in 44
Triple-A games ... hit .405 during a 10-game hitting streak May 12-May 22 ... was selected to participate in the second
annual Futures Game in Atlanta before being recalled by the Pirates June 19 ... on July 28 vs. San Diego, he recorded his first 2-homer game - driving in 6 runs in the contest ... also hit his first career grand slam in the affair (off
Matt Clement) ... hit another grand slam August 12 off Arizona's Johnny Ruffin ... batted .367 during a 13-game hitting streak July 23-August 6 ... suffered a partial dislocation of his left shoulder
diving for Ellis Burks' double August 28 vs. Colorado ... was placed on the disabled list the next day with
subluxation of his left shoulder and missed the remainder of the season.
Spent the minor league campaign at Nashville
(AAA), where he was a Triple-A all-star ... hit .328
with 21 homers and 76 RBI ... went to the Major League All-Star Futures Game at
Fenway Park and was a Baseball America Triple-A
all-star selection ... was recalled by Pittsburgh September 6 ... had 10
hits in 18 late-season contests.
Saw his first big league action - reaching
Pittsburgh as a 19-year-old ... in his first 72 ML games,
he batted .235 with 6 homers and 24 RBI ... began the season at Nashville (AAA) ... his contract
was purchased by the Pirates May 26 ... made his big league debut that night in Milwaukee, starting at third base ... at 19 years old, he was the youngest player in the majors at the time of his promotion and the first teenager to appear in a game
for the Pirates since outfielder Miguel Dilone on September 2, 1974 ... hit his first 3 ML homers as a 19-year-old -
the most ever for a Pirates teenager ... snapped an 0-for-24 streak to start his big league career with a 2-run double off New York's (NL) Greg McMichael June 3 ... connected off Milwaukee's Scott Karl for his first ML homer June 12 ... was ejected from a July 17 contest in Montreal for charging the mound and throwing his helmet
at pitcher Javier Vazquez ... served a five-game suspension for the incident July 24-July 28 ... hyperextended his left shoulder while sliding into third base August 9 at Los Angeles and was placed on the disabled list ... after a 7-game injury rehab
stint at Nashville, he returned to the active list September 4.
Was the Carolina League Most Valuable Player at Lynchburg (A) despite opening the year as the league's
youngest player (at 18) ... batted .278 with 29 homers and a league-high 114 RBI ... was second in the league in homers and games (137) and ninth in batting average ... earned league postseason all-star honors.
Spent most of the season at Erie (A) - where he was voted the New York-Penn League's top prospect by
league managers and Baseball America ... hit .305 with 9 homers and 42 RBI ... earned league all-star honors and was named to Baseball America's short-season all-star team ... also played in six late-season games for Augusta (A).
Spent his first professional season playing for the Pirates' Dominican (Rookie) Summer League team ...
batted .294 with club-high totals in homers (11), RBI (54) and doubles (13).