The Cubs and Ramirez hope he remains healthy and returns to that all-star form. He will be slotted into the cleanup spot and the Cubs want him to remain there all season.
Ramirez exercised a player option this past off season to remain with the Cubs. He will be making $14.6 million this year and will become a free agent at the end of the year.
The Cubs projected lineup features four Dominicans in the field. Ramirez will be joined by Starlin Castro, Carlos Pena, and Alfonso Soriano in the Cubs lineup. Ramirez and Pena are both from Santo Domingo, while Castro is from Monte Cristi, and Soriano is from the famed San Pedro de Macoris.
|Ramirez chats with Henry Blanco, by Terren in Virginia on Flickr|