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Hanley Ramirez | First Baseman | #13

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / BOS
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Red Sox manager John Farrell said Hanley Ramirez is expected to arrive at spring training early to focus on his defense at first base.
The Red Sox were rumored to be attempting to move Ramirez earlier this winter, but with that plan going nowhere the next step is to have him move to first base. Anything to get him out of left field, really. It may actually be a good move for the oft-injured 32-year-old, as he can hide a bit at first base, both from injury and from embarrassing defensive situations. Ramirez is in the second year of a four-year, $88 million contract signed last offseason. Jan 21 - 4:20 PM

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A source indicated to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that Hanley Ramirez will not play winter ball.

Hanley told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes last week that he intended to play for the Licey Tigers in the Dominican Winter League, but the Red Sox never signed off on that plan and now there's some backtracking going on. "What he said was that he wishes to play, he wants to play. But it's only a wish," the source close to Ramirez told the Boston Herald. "It's not like he can say he's going to play." Hanley is being shopped for a possible trade by new Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, but it will be tough to move his contract. He was asked to drop 20 pounds at the end of the 2015 regular season.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 03:45:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox are "trying to move" Hanley Ramirez.

Cafardo adds that the Mariners, Orioles and Angels "seem to be the targets" as potential trade partners. Whether those clubs actually have interest in Ramirez or Boston just thinks they'd be a fit isn't clear. It was Cafardo who was told by five general managers earlier this month that they wouldn't trade for Ramirez even if the Red Sox paid half of what remains on his $68 million contract, so obviously dealing Hanley wouldn't be easy.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 09:13:00 AM

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that there's "no plan in place" for Hanley Ramirez to play winter ball.

Ramirez told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he was planning to play for the Licey Tigers in the Dominican Winter League, but Dombrowski said "presently this is only a rumor." It's unclear whether the possibility has been scratched altogether, but clearly there has been a miscommunication between the two sides. Ramirez currently projects to serve as Boston's regular first baseman in 2016 and he could get some time at his new position if he ends up playing winter ball.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com reports that Hanley Ramirez will play for the Licey Tigers in the Dominican Winter League.

Ramirez said that he'll serve mainly as Licey's designated hitter, although he'll also play some first base. The news is surely welcomed by the Red Sox as Ramirez transitions to first base next season. Staying active could also help Hanley show up to spring training slimmer, which Boston has told him they'd prefer.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 05:59:00 PM

Five general managers told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that they wouldn't trade for Hanley Ramirez even if the Red Sox agreed to cover half of his remaining salary.

Ramirez was a total bust this year, hitting .249 with 19 homers while playing horrendous defense in left field. With three years and $66 million left on his contract, the Red Sox are going to have a tough time moving him. David Ortiz has decided to retire after next year, which could open the door for Ramirez to DH full time beginning in 2017. He'll start next season at first base.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 08:54:00 PM

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that the team remains "committed" to trying Hanley Ramirez at first base.

The Red Sox signed Ramirez to be their starting left fielder this season, but that experiment proved to be a disaster. The hope was that he would be able to begin his transition to first base in September, but his shoulder injury prevented that. Barring a trade, he'll go into spring training as the first baseman, with Travis Shaw and Sam Travis functioning as insurance at the position.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo said Sunday that the club has asked Hanley Ramirez to show up to spring training 15-20 pounds lighter.

Ramirez deal with various bumps and bruises throughout the 2015 season, with his campaign ending early due to a sore right shoulder. There's certainly no guarantee that slimming down would have prevented any of the ailments, but the Red Sox would nevertheless like Ramirez to shed some weight. Ramirez will move to first base next season.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 01:28:00 PM

The Red Sox have shut Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) down for the remainder of the season.

Ramirez hasn't played since August 26 due to a sore right shoulder. The Red Sox were hoping that he would be able to return in order to get some work at first base, but acting manager Torey Lovullo said Thursday that his shoulder simply hasn't responded. He'll have to wait until spring training next year to make his transition to first base.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo said Monday that while "nothing is imminent," Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is "getting close" to a return.

Ramirez has been out longer than expected with a sore right shoulder, but the Red Sox want to make sure he's 100 percent before activating him. He'll be used at first base when he does make it back, as Hanley's days as an outfielder appear to be over.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) took batting practice on Saturday.

He also took grounders and ran the bases. Earlier this month it looked like the Red Sox were shutting Ramirez down for the year but now that might not be the case. If and when Ramirez returns, he'll likely split time with Brock Holt and Travis Shaw at first base.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 05:37:00 PM

Red Sox placed INF/OF Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 27, with fatigue in his right shoulder.

It's a curious move as with expanded rosters for September, they could have just continued to keep him on the active roster. Ramirez hasn't played in over a week and is expected to play first base exclusively once he does eventually return.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Ramirez hasn't played in over a week due to fatigue in his right shoulder. He remains day-to-day but there's been no indication of when he'll be back in there. Allen Craig is getting a start at first base Friday.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 03:03:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

Ramirez hasn't played in a week due to fatigue in his right shoulder. He'll play first base when he does return to action, but Travis Shaw is at the position again Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez won't play the outfield again this season.

Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo made that announcement Tuesday. It's a non-issue right now with Hanley still sidelined by a sore right shoulder, but Lovullo just wanted to lay out that he's committed to Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo as Boston's starting outfield. Hanley could get some starts at first base down the stretch. That's where he'll open the 2016 season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
4Ali Solis
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Marco Hernandez
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Deven Marrero
3Chris Dominguez
LF1Jackie Bradley
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Chris Young
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Roenis Elias
7Henry Owens
8Steven Wright
9William Cuevas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Heath Hembree
8Williams Jerez
9Pat Light
10Matt Barnes
11Noe Ramirez
12Brandon Workman
13Anthony Varvaro