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Hanley Ramirez | Shortstop

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox manager John Farrell said in an interview with WEEI on Thursday that he envisions Hanley Ramirez as the club's cleanup hitter in 2015.
"The one thing that clearly stands out is we have balance left- and right-handed," Farrell said. "I have always liked David (Ortiz) in the No. 3 hole. You know he is going to come up in the first inning. I think Hanley gives David some protection behind him." Preceding Ramirez in the order will be Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia and Ortiz, a trio which should give the former Dodger plenty of RBI chances. He'll be followed in the No. 5 hole by Pablo Sandoval. Jan 11 - 9:58 AM

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Red Sox signed SS Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, $88 million contract.

The deal includes a $22 million vesting option for a fifth year. With the Red Sox, Ramirez will most likely man left field, a spot at which he hasn't logged a single inning in his pro career. Defense is not why they signed him, though, and HanRam and fellow new addition Pablo Sandoval should give punch to the middle of the Red Sox order for years to come.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell mentioned left field for Hanley Ramirez when talking about the team's projected lineup Tuesday.

Ramirez has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $88 million contract with the Red Sox, but the deal hasn't been officially announced. Still, Farrell is already mulling over his lineup card. Things could change if the Red Sox end up trading shortstop Xander Bogaerts, but left field is the likely fit for Ramirez.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 01:47:00 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, free agent Hanley Ramirez has agreed to a four-year, $88 million contract with the Red Sox.

It was originally reported to be a five-year deal, but that fifth year will actually be a vesting option worth $22 million. The average annual value of this contract is quite lofty, but the Red Sox have to feel pretty good that it only required a four-year guaranteed commitment. Hanley has always raked when healthy, and he'll carry big-time fantasy upside with Boston. It's still unclear which position the 30-year-old will play.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 01:09:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are finalizing an agreement with free agent Hanley Ramirez.

An official announcement will likely come by Monday afternoon. Rosenthal says it'll be a five-year pact worth close to $90 million -- a decent-looking deal for Boston given Hanley's offensive upside. The Red Sox are still thought to be chasing free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, so it's not clear yet what position Ramirez will play. If Hanley can stay healthy, he should have tremendous fantasy value in the power-friendly ballparks of the American League East.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 03:15:00 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Red Sox are trying to land both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval through free agency.

The Red Sox have already shown their interest publicly in Sandoval and are believed to have an offer on the table in the range of five years and $95 million. They have also been in contact with Ramirez's agent since the winter meetings and are believed to be working towards a deal with the star shortstop. Adding both of them would certainly be a massive upgrade to the Boston offense and could vault them to the top of the American League East.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 06:18:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays "have established contact" with Hanley Ramirez's representatives "but are not actively pursuing him now."

It's not clear whether the Jays could eventually be real players for Hanley or if they were just doing their due diligence. If Toronto did go after Ramirez, they would likely have plans to put him at third base and move Brett Lawrie to second. Ramirez has expressed a willingness to play somewhere other than shortstop.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:49:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros are looking for help for the left side of their infield and have checked in on free agent Hanley Ramirez.

Rosenthal writes that it's unclear whether the Astros are willing to give Ramirez the large contract he wants. With prospects like Carlos Correa, Colin Moran, and Rio Ruiz in the pipeline, they could be looking for short-term options. Still, they have done some due diligence at the very least.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 09:56:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox have Hanley Ramirez on their radar.

Ramirez has expressed a willingness to play somewhere other than shortstop, so that has perked Boston's interest. Rosenthal notes that they view him as a possible alternative to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez rejected the Dodgers' qualifying offer.

It was a no-brainer for Hanley, who is believed to be asking for a $100 million free agent deal. The qualifying offer this winter is one year, $15.3 million. The 30-year-old infielder is now tied to draft pick compensation, but that shouldn't hurt his market too much. Seattle is among the clubs known to have serious interest.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 01:13:00 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Mariners are "aggressively pursuing" free agent Hanley Ramirez.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported the M's interest late Sunday night, and now Nightengale writes that Seattle's front office has been "letting [Hanley] know how badly they want him." This is beginning to feel like a very real possibility, even if it takes the Mariners $100 million to get their man. Ramirez has reportedly been telling teams that he is open to playing whatever position they'd like him to.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mariners are interested in free agent infielder Hanley Ramirez.

There are some doubts around the league though that the team would be willing to make another $100 million signing, which is what it would require to secure his services. With Ramirez recently admitting that he's willing to play whatever position he's needed to, there are bound to be plenty of large market suitors.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:56:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that Hanley Ramirez is telling interested teams he is willing to play "wherever there's a need."

This strategy should be able to extend his market to more teams. It's not a bad idea, as Ramirez is a stretch defensively at shortstop and is unlikely to stay there for the long-term. He's likely best suited to play third base, but Heyman hears that he'd even consider a corner outfield spot or perhaps even first base in the right situation. We highly doubt either of those scenarios will actually happen, but Ramirez's agent is clearly trying to get as many teams involved in his client as possible.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Dodgers extended a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to SS Hanley Ramirez.

This is just a formality, of course, as Ramirez will almost certainly decline and test free agency. The 30-year-old dealt with several injuries this season and is stretched defensively at shortstop, but he still figures to end up with a four- or five-year deal this offseason.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 04:43:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers are expected to extend a qualifying offer to impending free agent Hanley Ramirez.

The common feeling is that the Dodgers have little chance to re-sign Ramirez, but it's a no-brainer to give him a $15.3 million qualifying offer. The 30-year-old has had injury issues and shouldn't really be played at shortstop, but that won't keep him from landing a big contract from someone this winter. The Dodgers will pick up a draft pick assuming Hanley rejects the qualifying offer and signs elsewhere.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 01:12:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
3Blake Swihart
4Luke Montz
5Humberto Quintero
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
3Travis Shaw
4Bryan LaHair
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Sean Coyle
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
3Bryce Brentz
4Quintin Berry
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
3Blake Tekotte
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Brandon Workman
7Eduardo Rodriguez
8Matt Barnes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Tommy Layne
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Heath Hembree
11Zeke Spruill
12Dana Eveland
13Mitchell Boggs
14Felipe Paulino