José Enrique Ramírez (born September 17, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He signed with the Indians as an amateur free agent on November 26, 2009, and made his MLB debut on September 1, 2013.
In 2016, Ramírez achieved then-career highs of a .312 batting average, 46 doubles, and 22 stolen bases while playing second base, shortstop, and left field, in addition to third base.
He also helped lead the Indians to their first World Series appearance in 19 years. As a result, Ramírez was named winner of the Bob Feller Man of the Year Award (the equivalent of the team’s Most Valuable Player award).
On May 29, 2018, Ramírez hit his 17th home run of the season in a 9–1 victory versus the Chicago White Sox. He joined Albert Belle as the only hitters in Cleveland Indians to have hit at least that many home runs before the end of May, and for the month had batted .336, 11 home runs, and 25 RBI.
He had 18 home runs on the year at that point, second to Belle in 1996 with 21 home runs for most at the end of May in franchise history. Further, Ramírez and Francisco Lindor became the first Cleveland teammates to both hit at least 10 home runs in one month since Jim Thome and Karim García in 2002.
On April 6, 2022, Ramírez signed a 5-year, $124 million extensions with the Cleveland Guardians. Combined with his contract extension signed in November 2021, Ramírez’s new contract guaranteed him nearly $150 million through 2028. It was the largest contract the Guardians had ever given out. The deal includes a full “no-trade” clause.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.