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Hanley Ramirez | Designated Hitter | #13

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 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. Nov 7 - 12:01 PM

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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.
Oct 17 - 3:53 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.
Oct 17 - 1:08 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.
Oct 8 - 6:25 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.
Oct 5 - 7:48 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.
Oct 5 - 12:33 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.
Sep 27 - 10:32 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.
Sep 20 - 10:26 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.
Sep 20 - 2:45 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.
Sep 19 - 5:21 PM

Hanley Ramirez (biceps) struck out in a pinch-hit appearance Monday versus the Orioles.

It was Ramirez's first game action since last Wednesday, as he's been dealing with biceps soreness. Of course, he's also had nagging soreness in both of his shoulders for most of the year. The hope is that he'll return to the lineup on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Sep 19 - 8:41 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday that he expects Hanley Ramirez (biceps) to return to the lineup at some point during the series versus the Orioles.

Ramirez is missing his fifth straight game Monday, but it sounds like he'll be back in there Tuesday and/or Wednesday. He could be limited to designated hitter duty down the stretch in order to protect his left biceps and sore shoulders. Ramirez has played first base only 17 times this season, anyway.
Sep 18 - 5:35 PM

Hanley Ramirez (biceps) hit in a batting cage Sunday and is hoping to return to the lineup early this week in Baltimore.

Ramirez has an injury to his left biceps and has also dealt with nagging soreness in both shoulders off and on all season, but he'll try to gut it out down the stretch. Dustin Pedroia is in the designated hitter spot and Brock Holt is at second base Sunday.
Sep 17 - 11:10 AM

The MRI on the injured biceps of Hanley Ramirez revealed inflammation, but no structural damage.

He's considered day-to-day. It's very encouraging news for the Red Sox who had feared that Ramirez would be sidelined for a considerable amount of time. The 33-year-old is hitting .238/.320/.423 with 22 homers and 55 RBI on the season.
Sep 16 - 10:06 AM

Hanley Ramirez underwent an MRI on his left biceps Friday.

The results aren't in yet, but Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that Ramirez could be sidelined for a while. This is after Farrell said Thursday that Ramirez's chronically sore shoulders were bothering him again. Dustin Pedroia should see a lot of time in the designated hitter spot while Ramirez is out as the Red Sox rest his knee as much as possible. That would free up second base for Eduardo Nunez (knee) when he's ready, but in the meantime Brock Holt will see an uptick in at-bats.
Sep 15 - 5:21 PM

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C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
3Blake Swihart
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Deven Marrero
3Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Brock Holt
3Marco Hernandez
4Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Rajai Davis
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
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S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Doug Fister
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R1Craig Kimbrel
2Addison Reed
3Joe Kelly
4Matt Barnes
5Carson Smith
6Heath Hembree
7Fernando Abad
8Brandon Workman
9Blaine Boyer
10Austin Maddox
11Tyler Thornburg
12Robby Scott
13Roenis Elias
14Hector Velazquez