The Brewers intend to pick up the $14 million option on Aramis Ramirez's contract, league sources said.

Milwaukee has the option of buying out the veteran third baseman Ramirez for $4 million but is pleased with his performance and prefers him back with the team on a $14 million, one-year commitment.

However, since Ramirez's option is a mutual option, the player could still decline the option and try to become a free agent instead, as Adam McCalvy pointed out. (The original story negelcted to mention Ramirez's option.)