July 1, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (16) during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers have identified Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez as a possible upgrade at the hot corner, but also that the club prefers San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley.
If Brewers decide to sell, Dodgers have identified Aramis Ramirez as possible 3B upgrade. Prefer Chase Headley, however.— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 12, 2012
Ramirez just signed a three-year deal with the Brewers this off-season, but the club could ultimately decide to trade the veteran this summer if they become sellers.
Ramirez is under team control through the 2014 season and his contract includes a mutual option for 2015. The 34-year-old is owed at least $30 million over the next two seasons, not including his remaining 2012 salary.
Over his 301 at-bats this season for the Brewers, Ramirez has hit at a clip of .272/.346/.475 with 27 doubles, 10 home runs and 52 RBIs.
Headley is also under team control through the 2014 season, though he’s younger and cheaper than Ramirez. The 28-year-old is making $3.475 million this year and is arbitration eligible twice more.
Headley owns a career OPS of .741, but he’s hit at a clip of .267/.368/.413 this season with 20 doubles, eight home runs and 42 RBIs.
Which player should the Dodgers target; Ramirez or Headley?