08/30/2010 3:04 PM ET
White Sox claim Manny Ramirez off waivers from Los Angeles Dodgers
Transfer Jake Peavy to 60-Day Disabled List
Prior to tonight's game at Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox claimed 12-time All-Star and nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner Manny Ramirez off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and transferred right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy to the 60-day disabled list.
Ramirez, 38, is hitting .311 (61-196) with eight home runs and 40 RBI in 66 games with the Dodgers in 2010. He is hitting .357 (20-56) with runners in scoring position, .340 (33-97) with runners on base and .323 (51-158) against right-handed pitchers. Ramirez was on the disabled list from July 20-August 20 with a right calf strain, missing 33 games.
A career .313 (2,555-8,158) hitter with 554 home home runs, 1,828 RBI and 1,538 runs scored over an 18-year career, Ramirez has played in 2,273 games with Cleveland (1993-2000), Boston (2001-08) and the Dodgers (2008-10).
Ramirez ranks eighth all-time in slugging percentage (.589), ninth in OPS (1.000), 14th in home runs, 17th in RBI, 23rd in doubles (546), 26th in total bases (4,803) and 33rd in on-base percentage (.411). He leads active players in RBI, ranks second in OPS, slugging percentage and doubles, third in home runs and on-base percentage and fourth in walks.
The 6-foot, 200-pound Ramirez was an American League All-Star in 1995 and from 1998-2008, and he received the Silver Slugger Award in 1995 and from 1999-2006.
Ramirez has 111 games of postseason experience, hitting .285 (117-410) with 29 home runs, 78 RBI and 117 runs scored. His 29 home runs are the most all-time, and his 78 RBI rank second behind Bernie Williams (80). Ramirez was a member of Boston's World Series championship teams in 2004 and 2007, earning Most Valuable Player honors at the 2004 Fall Classic.
Peavy, 29, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 7 with a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder. He underwent surgery on July 14 and will miss the remainder of the season.