According to the Nuevo Herald, shortstop Alexei Ramirez and the White Sox have agreed on a contract extension worth $32.5 million over four years. There is also a club option for $10 million on a fifth season.
Ramirez, 29, led all American League shortstops in batting average (.282), home runs (18), slugging percentage (.431) and total bases (252) while winning his first Silver Slugger award.
Ramirez also ranked second among AL shortstops with 70 RBI and was deserving of a Gold Glove, which went to the Yankees’ Derek Jeter.
*NEW: A source Monday night told me the extension doesn't kick in until 2012, which is good news for the Sox.
And while details on the new deal are still being ironed out, Ramirez is going to make $2.75 million this season.