Over the years, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin grew weary of watching the steady Aramis Ramirez anchoring the lineup for the Chicago Cubs.

But now, finally, Ramirez is on his side.

Melvin and the Brewers officially introduced Ramirez in a news conference on Wednesday morning at Miller Park, after the 14-year veteran signed a three-year deal - with an option for a fourth - worth a reported $36 million.

Projected to be the Brewers' cleanup hitter with free agent Prince Fielder expected to sign elsewhere, Ramirez will take the place of since-traded Casey McGehee at third base.