MILWAUKEE Aramis Ramirez is officially a Milwaukee Brewer.
The team introduced the 33-year-old third baseman Wednesday during a press conference at Miller Park, and his powerful bat could go a long way to filling the void left by departing free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.
A career .284 hitter, Ramirez is also a two-time All-Star, has reached 100 RBI six times in his career, hit 30 home runs four times in his career and has four three-homer games under his belt; accomplishments Brewers GM Doug Melvin was quick to address in his introductory remarks.
"He's got some pretty impressive credentials and numbers," Melvin said.
Against Milwaukee, he has a career average of .269 with 34 home runs and 114 RBI.
"When we played him, he was the one guy I always feared in key situations with men on base," Melvin said. "We're really happy that he's on our side."
Ramirez spent the last eight-plus seasons with the Cubs and hit .294 with 239 home runs and 836 RBI. When it became apparen...