According to ESPNChicago's Bruce Levine, Aramis Ramirez has agreed to sign a three-year deal with the division rival Milwaukee Brewers. The parameters of the contract have yet to be released, and the completion of the deal will be pending a physical, but all indications are that Ramirez will be wearing a darker shade of blue the next time he steps foot in Wrigley Field.
Despite winning the NL Central, third base was something of a disaster last year for the Brewers, who saw Casey McGehee's OPS drop .175 points from the year prior. Ramirez solidifies the position for them, and gives them a middle of the order bat to pair with NL MVP Ryan Braun.
The Cubs will likely look to fill the third base spot with a stopgap free agent, although they did add prospect Josh Vitters to the 40-man roster last month, and may give him the opportunity to win the job in Spring Training.
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