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Alexei Ramirez gifted new medal

Updated: June 9, 2012, 12:47 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Shortstop Alexei Ramirez was surprised by the Chicago White Sox organization, which presented him with a replacement gold medal from the 2004 summer Olympics.

Ramirez and his peers on the Cuban national earned the distinction by defeating Australia in the 2004 gold-medal game in Athens, Greece. Shortly after, the shortstop defected from Cuba to the Dominican Republic. The original gold medal was lost in 2007.

The White Sox brought in Ramirez's former ...

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