Aramis Ramirez may exercise his half of a mutual option to return to the Brewers


The Brewers exercised their half of a $14 million mutual option on Aramis Ramirez for the 2015 season on Friday, which meant that the third baseman gets three days to decide if he will exercise his half or decline and become a free agent. Ramirez still has two more days left, but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that it’s “possible” that the veteran will return to the Brewers according to his agent Paul Kinzer.

Kinzer says that comfort is a priority for Ramirez, and that if the third baseman does become a free agent, he wouldn’t be looking for a deal longer than two years.

Ramirez, 36, had his worst offensive showing since the 2010 season, though he still had above-average numbers with a .285/.330/.427 slash line, 15 home runs, and 66 RBI. He missed a few weeks between mid-May and early June with a strained right hamstring, but isn’t considered to be much of an injury risk.