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Cleveland Guardians picking up Jose Ramirez’s $12M option

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Sep 29, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (11) bats against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez (11) bats against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Guardians will pick up the $12 million option for third baseman Jose Ramirez for 2022, MLB Network reported Thursday.

Ramirez, 29, made his third All-Star team in 2021 and batted .266 with 36 homers, 103 RBIs and 27 stolen bases in 152 games.

He signed a four-year, $26 million contract with Cleveland to take effect in the 2018 season. The Guardians also have a $13 million team option for 2023.

Through nine seasons with Cleveland, Ramirez has batted .278 with 163 home runs, 540 RBIs and 154 steals in 980 games. He also made the All-Star teams in 2017 and 2018.

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–Field Level Media