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Hanley Ramirez | Designated Hitter | #13

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Tuesday that Hanley Ramirez is his No. 3 hitter.
Ramirez will shift from DH to first base following the addition of slugger J.D. Martinez, but Cora still envisions him in the middle of the lineup. We already know that Cora plans on going with Mookie Betts out of the leadoff spot and Andrew Benintendi in the No. 2 spot. Martinez will presumably bat cleanup. It's hard to know which version of Hanley will show up this season, but he's saying that his surgically-repaired shoulder feels good. He couldn't ask for a better situation for a rebound. Feb 20 - 12:54 PM

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Hanley Ramirez said Friday that his surgically-repaired left shoulder is "fantastic" and "ready to go."

Ramirez admitted that his health wouldn't allow him to really throw last season, but he said he's ready for "around 150 ... 158" games at first base this season. He's currently projected as the Red Sox' designated hitter, but that would change if they bring in J.D. Martinez (or possibly someone else). Ramirez also noted that he lost 15 pounds over the winter while following Tom Brady's workout routine.
Feb 16 - 11:08 AM

Hanley Ramirez said Saturday that his shoulder is fully healthy and that he would like to play another 10 seasons in the big leagues.

Ramirez isn't worried about finding playing time in 2018, because he believes that if he hits he'll be in the lineup. The 34-year-old also noted that he has 30 homers and 100 RBI in him still. Ramirez hit .242/.320/.429 with 23 homers and 62 RBI in 2017. He's owed $22.75 million this season and has a $22 million vesting option for 2019 that kicks in if he reaches 497 plate appearances this season.
Jan 20 - 11:53 AM

Max Wildstein of reports that the Red Sox are listening to offers for Hanley Ramirez.

The Red Sox re-signed Mitch Moreland on Monday and are expected to put the full court press on for J.D. Martinez, which could potentially put the squeeze on Ramirez's playing time. However, while we have no doubt Boston would indeed entertain offers for Hanley, it seems highly unlikely they'll find a taker. Ramirez is coming off an injury-plagued 2017 season that saw him bat just .242/.320/.429, he's owed $22.75 million in 2018 and has a $22 million option for 2019 that vests if he reaches 497 plate appearances next season.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 07:54:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez said Friday that he "felt a difference right away" in his left shoulder after he had surgery in October.

"Now I can have that Hanley Ramirez swing that I always had with the Marlins," Ramirez said. "That's what I feel." Ramirez has dealt with shoulder issues for a few years, and while he had a big 2016 season, he fell back to a disappointing .242/.320/.429 line in 2017. He was also limited almost exclusively to designated hitter duties this past season in large part due to his shoulder problems, but he's expected to be able to handle first base regularly in 2018, if needed.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said surgeons have told him that Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) will be able to play first base next season.

Ramirez underwent a left shoulder arthroscopy and debridement last month, but he's expected to have no limitations once he completes his rehab. Whether he ends up playing first base largely depends on what the Red Sox end up doing this offseason. They already have a full outfield, so adding someone like J.D. Martinez could push Ramirez to a larger role at first base. Mitch Moreland is a free agent and is not expected to return.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez is expected to be ready for the start of next season after undergoing a left shoulder arthroscopy and debridement Tuesday.

Ramirez revealed the news of his operation himself on Twitter and the Red Sox have now provided more details on the procedure. The designated hitter has battled nagging shoulder issues for a while now and is coming off a disappointing 2017 campaign that saw him bat only .242/.320/.429 with 23 homers. He'll turn 34 years old in December.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 03:53:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez underwent surgery on his left shoulder Tuesday.

Ramirez said after the season that he didn't expect to need shoulder surgery even though he's dealt with nagging shoulder issues for a while now. However, obviously something changed. The exact nature of the procedure isn't known at this point, nor is how long he will need to rehab. However, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston hears that the surgery was "considered relatively minor." The Red Sox should eventually reveal more details.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI on Sunday, leading the Red Sox to a 10-3 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Ramirez came through with an RBI single in the third inning that trimmed their deficit to 3-2, then rode home on the two-run homer by Rafael Devers. He then broke the game open with a two-run double in the seventh inning, starting a six-run rally. He's hitting an absurd .600/.636/.800 through his first 10 at-bats in the postseason.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 06:25:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez doubled and singled in three at-bats after entering Thursday's game as a replacement for Eduardo Nunez.

With Nunez very likely done, it's hard to imagine Ramirez will open another game on the bench this month. The Red Sox had already announced that he'd be in the lineup for Game 2 against Dallas Keuchel.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 07:48:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday against the Astros.

Eduardo Nunez will start at DH and bat second despite appearing in just one game over the final three weeks of the regular season because of a knee injury. That tells you how far Hanley has fallen. The 33-year-old made $22.75 million in 2017 and is owed another $22.75 million in 2018.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 12:33:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez homered and doubled off Marco Estrada in Wednesday's win over the Jays.

It's the first homer for Ramirez since Sept. 1 and the 23rd overall. A nice little finish here would give the Red Sox reason to be encouraged about him headed into the postseason. He was able to start all three games versus the Jays after resting his biceps/shoulder the previous four days.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 10:32:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Maybe the rest did his shoulder/biceps some good. Or maybe it was just facing Wade Miley and the lesser arms in the Baltimore bullpen. Ramirez had his first three-hit game since July 7 and his first three-RBI game since July 2.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 10:26:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez (biceps) will start at DH on Wednesday night against the Orioles.

It'll be the first start for Hanley since last Wednesday, though he did appear as a pinch-hitter on Monday night. He's been working through a biceps issue.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 02:45:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Hanley Ramirez (biceps) should return to the lineup Wednesday.

Ramirez is out again Tuesday versus the Orioles due to lingering biceps soreness, though he did serve as a pinch-hitter on Monday night, striking out in his first plate appearance since last Wednesday. The 33-year-old slugger owns a disappointing .238/.319/.422 batting line in 124 games this season for Boston.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 05:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
4Oscar Hernandez
5Dan Butler
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
4Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
3Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Steven Wright
7Brian Johnson
8Roenis Elias
9Hector Velazquez
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Brandon Workman
8Robby Scott
9Austin Maddox
10Ty Buttrey
11William Cuevas
12Williams Jerez
13Chandler Shepherd
14Marcus Walden