Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has the scoop …
The Brewers intend to pick up their part of the $14 million mutual option on Aramis Ramirez’s contract, league sources said.
Milwaukee has the option of buying out the veteran third baseman Ramirez for $4 million but is pleased with his performance and prefers him back with the team on a $14 million, one-year commitment.
Brewers GM Doug Melvin denied to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy that anything has been decided, but $14 million for a player of Ramirez’s caliber is pretty cheap. The real question is whether Ramirez will decline his half of the option in search of a multi-year deal.
The 36-year-old third baseman entered play Wednesday with a .295/.341/.447 batting line in 123 games.