Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

Jun 28, 2015

Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

by Jason Coskrey

Alex Ramirez had an eventful first gameday on the job. The new roving advisor to the Orix Buffaloes spent most of batting practice on Saturday giving instruction to many of the Orix hitters, including Yoshio Itoi and Takahiro Okada. Later, he high-fived a few ...

Orix signs Chavez, names Ramirez as advisor

Jun 22, 2015

Orix signs Chavez, names Ramirez as advisor

The Orix Buffaloes on Monday announced the signing of Venezuelan outfielder Johermyn Chavez and named his compatriot and former Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows star Alex Ramirez as roving advisor. The 26-year-old Chavez was hitting .301 with four home runs and 24 RBIs ...

Dec 2, 2013

BayStars release Ramirez

Alex Ramirez, the first foreign-born player to reach 2,000 hits in Japanese professional baseball, was one of 123 who have been released by their teams, the commissioner’s office said Monday. The 39-year-old Ramirez, whom the Yokohama BayStars indicated they would cut ties with on ...

Jul 18, 2013

Veteran Ramirez deactivated by BayStars

The Yokohama BayStars sent down Alex Ramirez on Thursday with the 38-year-old outfielder hitting a paltry .185 with two homers this season. It is the first time Ramirez has been demoted due to poor performance since arriving in Japan in 2001. Ramirez became the ...