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The Chicago White Sox will be sellers over the next few weeks, but one of their trade chips might have just taken a hit in value: shortstop Alexei Ramirez left Wednesday's game in the sixth inning after hitting a single into right field. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports was among those tweeting the news during the game.
Alexei Ramirez is out of the game. Grabbed his right hamstring. He’s one of many trade candidates on the White Sox roster.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 11, 2013
Alexei Ramirez out with leg cramps in his right leg. #WhiteSox
— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) July 11, 2013
Ramirez rounded first base aggressively on the hit but then pulled up awkwardly as he came back to the bag. He walked off the field holding his right hamstring, with Brent Morel pinch-running for him instead.
The 31-year-old is in the second year of a four-year, $32.5 million deal with the White Sox. He has been worth 17.1 WAR so far in his career, with most of that value coming from his defence, as he has been an above-average defender in each of the last four seasons according to Baseball Info Solutions' dWAR metric. His .718 career OPS is less impressive but is still above-average for a shortstop. With the White Sox at 36-53 after tonight's game, they will be looking to build for the future by trading players like Ramirez.
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