Alexei Fernando Ramírez Rodriguez is a former professional Cuban baseball player. He has played for the Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays in MLB and Pinar del Rio in the Cuban National League. His nickname, which was named by former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén, "Cuban Missile" due to his tall, slender stature and a combination of speed, strength and powerful throwing arms. .
MLB shortstop who began his career with the Chicago White Sox in 2008, earning the nickname The Cuban Missile.
He played his first seven years of professional baseball in Cuba, where he hit .335 and led the league in home runs.
He developed a reputation for swinging outside the strike zone, and striking out more than 10% of the time early in his career.
He was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He married Mildred Ramirez and he has a daughter named Alexa and a son named Alexei Jr.
He finished second to Evan Longoria for AL Rookie of the Year honors in 2008.
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