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Guardians’ Jose Ramirez Earns Fourth Career Silver Slugger Award

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CLEVELAND, OH –

Guardians official press release

Major League Baseball and Louisville Slugger tonight announced the recipients of the 2022 American League Silver Slugger Awards.  3B JOSÉ RAMÍREZ captured his fourth career award, equaling Albert Belle’s (1993-96) club record.

For the season, Ramίrez batted .280 (168-for-601) with 44 doubles, 5 triples, 29 home runs and a career-high 126 RBI in 157 games despite enduring the last three and a half months with a torn ligament in his right thumb. José’s 126 RBI were second in the A.L. to Aaron Judge’s 131 and were the most by a Cleveland batter since 2001.  He also led the league in doubles for the second time, the first Cleveland batter since Lou Boudreau (1941-47) to lead the circuit multiple times.

Ramίrez was a force early in the season, earning A.L. Player of the Month honors in April (.342/.411/.722/1.133, 15 XBH, 28 RBI, 21G) and a pair of league weekly honors in April and May, reaching 40 extra-base hits in a club record 59 games. He was at his best with runners on base, batting .330 with runners on, .331 with RISP and .346 with RISP/2outs. He also finished eighth in the A.L. in bWAR (6.0) despite drawing a Major League-high 20 intentional walks, the second-highest single-season total in club history and the most since 1942.

He continues to lead MLB in extra-base hits (416) since 2017 and is just the second Cleveland third baseman (Al Rosen) to amass at least three seasons of 100-or-more RBI.

José is signed thru the 2028 season after inking a long-term extension on April 14.

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