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Aramis Ramirez Lands With Rival Brewers

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Aramis Ramirez will move north and join the Brewers. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Aramis Ramirez will move north and join the Brewers. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, his agent tells The Associated Press.

Agent Paul Kinzer says the deal is in place, pending a physical.

Ramirez provides a much-needed big bat for the Brewers, who are expected to lose first baseman Prince Fielder through free agency and may be without NL MVP Ryan Braun for the first 50 games if he loses his appeal for testing positive for a banned substance.

The 33-year-old Ramirez has played the last eight seasons with the NL Central rival Chicago Cubs. He played 149 games for the Cubs last year, batting .306 with 26 home runs and 93 RBIs.

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