According to Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports, the Pirates are close to acquiring Aramis Ramirez from the Brewers. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette confirmed it. Pittsburgh's starting third base Josh Harrison was recently placed on the disabled list with a left thumb injury, so Ramirez will provide a stop gap there until Harrison returns.
Ramirez, 37, announced that this would be his final year and he gets to return to the place where he started his big league career. He is having sluggish year slashing .247/.295/.430 with 11 homers, 94 wRC+, and a 1.2 fWAR. His defense is still superb at the hot corner.
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