3/18 Morning BP: Alexei Ramirez red-hot for White Sox; Parker needs TJ


Mar 11, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop

Alexei Ramirez

(10) tries to turn the double play over Texas Rangers catcher

Robinson Chirinos

(61) in the fourth inning at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Alexei Ramirez led the Chicago White Sox to a blowout 9-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon, showcasing how integral he can be this season to the offense’s success on a daily basis. Felipe Paulino also tossed five scoreless in the contest for manager Robin Ventura.

In other news around Major League Baseball, another prominent arm will need Tommy John surgery – this time the Oakland Athletics’ Jarrod Parker is the unlucky hurler. The long-standing relationship between Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies could be coming to a head and the Tigers’ young shortstop Jose Iglesias‘ injury was classified as a stress fracture.

Here’s more from around the big leagues.

“White Sox blank Milwaukee, 9-0” – Southside Showdown

“Sources: Jimmy Rollins must lead” – ESPN

“Jarrod Parker’s 2014 season is over.” – ESPN

“Fish out of Water? Stanton in great place” – CBS Sports

“Sizemore has throwback day for Red Sox” – MLB.com