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Hanley Ramirez | First Baseman | #13

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-3 and hit his third homer of the spring Sunday versus the Twins.
Ramirez still isn't playing first base because of his bothersome throwing shoulder, but he's hitting .270 with a .925 OPS this spring. Mar 19 - 5:06 PM

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Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is "getting closer to playing first base," according to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.

Ramirez has been limited to designated hitter duties in Grapefruit League play and had to pull out of the World Baseball Classic because of ongoing right shoulder soreness. However, he's been playing catch for a while now and evidently feeling better. The Red Sox intend to use Ramirez at first base against lefties this season, and it's looking like he has a good shot to be ready to handle that role in addition to his DH duties versus righties.
Source: Boston Globe
Mar 13 - 7:27 PM

Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is on a throwing program that has him tossing from out to 60 feet.

Ramirez has dealt with a sore right shoulder in camp that doesn't affect his hitting but has limited his throwing. "His throwing right now is abbreviated -- it's out to 60 feet," said manager John Farrell. "Hopefully there's incremental progress here. We're a month away, so we still feel like there's ample time to get him to where he's defensively capable at first base. Nothing suggests right now that there's a plateau of his progress. The treatment, the strengthening, that continues to show increases, and hopefully the throwing will soon follow." Ramirez will be the Red Sox' designated hitter against righties this season, but the plan is for him to play first base versus lefties. It's possible that idea will need to be scrapped for a while if his shoulder won't allow him to play a position once the regular season begins, but he should be in the lineup regardless.
Mar 6 - 6:07 PM

After being scratched from the WBC, Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a homer and five RBI against the Rays on Thursday.

Ramirez has said his sore shoulder isn't a factor in the batter's box, and it'd seem that he's telling the truth. There's still some level of concern there, but given that he's primarily going to be a DH anyway, it's not the worry it'd be if he were penciled in at a position.
Mar 2 - 4:35 PM

Hanley Ramirez has pulled out of the World Baseball Classic due to ongoing shoulder soreness.

The shoulder discomfort does not bother Ramirez when he hits, but he still can't make aggressive throws and there's no reason to chance a greater injury in the WBC. Hanley will remain in Red Sox camp all spring as he works to take over as the club's new regular DH. He'll need to get in a little bit of work at first base before the Red Sox head north.
Mar 2 - 9:56 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) might have to go for some tests before leaving for the World Baseball Classic.

Ramirez has yet to play first base in spring training after coming down with some stiffness in his right shoulder. The most recent report stated that Ramirez would function solely as a DH for the Dominican Republic, but the Red Sox would like to see him make some progress with his throwing program since he should see at least some time at first base this year. "It would be safe to say that if no improvements or ramping up of the throwing program the next 24 to 48 hours, additional testing is going to be needed at that point," said Farrell. "As of today, no revelations in any way." When asked Wednesday, Ramirez said he still intends to play in the WBC.
Mar 1 - 1:37 PM

Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) said he doesn't plan to play first base in the World Baseball Classic.

He'll have to get some work in at first base at some point this spring, but Hanley is going through early-camp soreness in his right (throwing) arm and he wants to play it safe. There's even talk of Ramirez skipping the WBC altogether. The Dominican slugger will get most of his starts at DH this year for Boston.
Feb 27 - 12:10 PM

Hanley Ramirez is dealing with some minor shoulder soreness.

The soreness affects his throwing ability, which is why he has only played DH (and not first base) so far in Grapefruit League games. DH is where he will get most of his starts this year anyway, assuming all goes according to plan. Hanley holds a shiny .331/.381/.634 career batting line in that role.
Feb 27 - 9:46 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that Hanley Ramirez will serve as the designated hitter against right-handers.

He's confirming what was already expected. This means that Mitch Moreland will see most of the at-bats at first base against right-handers. Ramirez could slide to first base against southpaws, with someone like Chris Young seeing at-bats out of the DH spot.
Feb 15 - 12:09 PM

Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Monday that Hanley Ramirez "wants to DH a lot."

Which is good, because that's where he'll get the large majority of his starts in 2017. Hanley holds an impressive .331/.381/.634 career slash line as a designated hitter. The role seems to suit him well, and he could be headed for a huge year as the replacement to David Ortiz.
Feb 13 - 11:44 AM

Hanley Ramirez has received permission from the Red Sox to play winter ball.

It's presumably going to happen in his native Dominican Republic, though the involved parties still need to sort out how many games he is actually going to play. Hanley will move into a more DH-heavy role with the Red Sox in 2017 following the signing of Gold Glove first baseman Mitch Moreland, so there's less worry here about fatigue. It might actually do him some good to get at-bats out of the DH spot in the Dominican Winter League for a couple of weeks.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez hit his 30th homer and worked a walk Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Ramirez's homer gave the Red Sox three players with 30 homers and 100 RBI (David Ortiz and Mookie Betts being the others). It's the first time it's happened in franchise history and the 28th time in major league history.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 06:47:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Orioles on Thursday.

Ramirez got the Sox on the board in the first inning with an RBI single, and he capped the scoring with a solo homer in the seventh. The dinger was his 29th of the year, and he's got a whopping 109 RBI and 80 runs scored as well. His next jack, if he gets there, will give him just his second 30-homer season of his career.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 12:17:00 AM

Hanley Ramirez is expected to play in Thursday's game against the Orioles.

Ramirez is sitting out Wednesday's game to rest up a few minor shoulder and foot issues. These are not considered serious, though, and the molten-hot slugger looks like he will be ready to return to action for Boston's series finale in Baltimore. Hanley is slashing .357/.416/.771 with nine homers and 23 RBI in 18 games this month.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 05:47:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez will get the night off Wednesday.

It looks to be a routine day of rest for Hanley, who's batting .357/.416/.771 with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 18 games this month. Travis Shaw is at first base and batting fifth Wednesday versus O's right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 03:26:00 PM

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