The Milwaukee Brewers have traded third baseman Aramis Ramirez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Ynothan Barrios.
The Dominican born Ramirez signed with the Pirates at the age of 16 in 1994 and would make his big league debut in 1998.
The Bucs traded Ramirez to the Cubs in 2003 along with Kenny Lofton and would come within five outs of winning a NL pennant and playing in a World Series. And, well, I won't go any further there.
Ramirez remained with the Cubs through the 2011 season when he signed a four year deal with the Brewers. After hitting .300 with 27 HR and 105 RBI with Milwaukee in 2012, Ramirez's offensive production has declined. In 81 games with the Brewers this season, Ramirez, now 37, is hitting .247 with 11 HR and 42 RBI.