Cubs acquire outfielder Harold Ramírez from Cleveland for cash considerations
The Cubs added to their outfield depth Monday afternoon.
The team announced that they had acquired outfielder Harold Ramírez from the Cleveland Guardians for cash considerations. Ramírez, a native of Cartagena, Colombia, was designated for assignment on November 19.
Ramírez has appeared in 221 major-league games and has slashed .271/.308/.405 in that time. He played all three outfield positions last year for Cleveland, including playing a game at first base.
In his big-league career, he has pretty even splits against pitchers from either side, posting an OPS of .713 against righties and a .715 OPS against southpaws. Ramírez has shown a bit more power against righties, hitting 14 of his career 18 homers against right-handers.
In 9 minor league seasons, Ramírez has hit .303 with a .779 OPS and 35 home runs.
It’s the second acquisition the Cubs have made to their big-league roster, after claiming lefty Wade Miley off waivers from the Reds earlier this month. The Cubs 40-man roster now sits at 38.