Alexei Ramirez Rodriguez was born on September 22, 1981 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He plays second base and center field for the Chicago White Sox.
Alexei is 6’ 3”, weighs 185 pounds, and bats and throws right.
CubaAlexei played professional baseball in Cuba for seven years.
Alexei played center field for Cuba at the 2006 World Baseball Classic, collecting 6 hits in 16 at-bats and impressing US scouts.
In September 2007, he left Cuba to apply for citizenship in the Dominican Republic, and to apply to Major League Baseball to enter free agency.
Alexei auditioned for several teams before signing a four year contract with the Chicago White Sox on December 21, 2007.
Major LeaguesHe made his major league debut for the White Sox on March 31, 2008.