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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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Hanley Ramirez is still feeling soreness in his right shoulder and has been having regular "maintenance" with his left shoulder, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.
In other words, don't expect to see Ramirez getting any starts at first base anytime soon. The Red Sox and Ramirez have said that his shoulders aren't an issue for him at the plate, although we should note that he's batting just .211/.274/.263 with zero home runs so far. Apr 23 - 11:22 AM

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Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk Monday versus the Rays.

Ramirez was forced to exit Sunday with a hamstring cramp, but he downplayed the issue after the game and was right back in there on Monday. The 33-year-old should be good to go moving forward. Ramirez is batting .286/.375/.343 with zero homers and five RBI through nine games this season.
Apr 17 - 2:17 PM

Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) is in the starting lineup for Monday's Patriot's Day matchup against the Rays.

Ramirez exited Sunday's game with a cramp in his left hamstring, but he's in the lineup as promised. The 33-year-old is hitting .281/.361/.344 through eight games this season and is still in search of his first home run.
Apr 17 - 9:14 AM

Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) said Sunday that he'll be in the Red Sox lineup on Monday.

Ramirez battled a hamstring cramp during Sunday's game, but it isn't something that will keep him out of action. With his two-hit effort Sunday, he's now hitting .281/.361/.344 on the season, though he has yet to homer and has only four RBI.
Apr 16 - 6:13 PM

When asked about playing first base, Hanley Ramirez said he's focused on hitting right now.

Ramirez was a serviceable first baseman for the Red Sox last season but he's been limited to DH duty so far in 2017. That's partially due to a shoulder injury but also because the Red Sox have a Gold Glove caliber first baseman in Mitch Moreland. Ramirez might draw a few starts at first against left-handers or in Interleague play, but it's clear his preference is to DH. It's possible Ramirez could lose first base eligibility in fantasy if he doesn't play enough games there this year, but that won't be an issue until next season.
Apr 13 - 6:34 PM

Hanley Ramirez had a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth Thursday to help the Red Sox beat the Pirates 4-3.

Ramirez's long drive to center barely eluded Starling Marte, and it would have plated three runs except for Andrew Benintendi tagging up at second base, which slowed Mookie Betts, who was on first, to the point that he was tagged trying to score just behind Benintendi. The double still tied the game, and Ramirez came around to score the go-ahead run on a Xander Bogaerts single.
Apr 13 - 5:49 PM

Hanley Ramirez (flu) has returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

This will be his first game since last Wednesday. Like many on the Red Sox, Ramirez has been dealing with a nasty case of the flu, but he's finally feeling better.
Apr 11 - 3:07 PM

Hanley Ramirez (flu) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Tigers.

Ramirez hasn't played since Wednesday due to a nasty case of the flu going through Boston's clubhouse. Pablo Sandoval will serve as the designated hitter on Monday while Brock Holt plays third base.
Apr 10 - 9:42 AM

Hanley Ramirez (flu) is expected to miss the entire four-game series versus the Tigers which wraps up on Monday.

As of Saturday, Ramirez wasn't even with the Red Sox in Detroit as the club keeps him quarantined. Manager John Farrell said that Ramirez is "dealing with a pretty high-grade fever" as one of the many players on the team that's been under the weather. The Red Sox are back home Tuesday against the Orioles and the goal would seem to be for Ramirez to return to action then.
Apr 9 - 9:09 AM

Hanley Ramirez (flu) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Tigers.

Both he and teammate Mookie Betts are dealing with the illness and neither is well enough to return on Saturday. Mitch Moreland is drawing another start at first base and hitting cleanup for the Red Sox on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 10:22 AM

Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday because he's under the weather.

There's a bug going around in the Red Sox' clubhouse, as Mookie Betts is missing a second straight game Friday. Ramirez isn't even at the park, so it doesn't appear he'll be doing any pinch-hitting, either. Hopefully he'll be feeling well enough to get back in there on Saturday. Brock Holt is serving as the club's designated hitter Friday.
Apr 7 - 9:49 AM

Hanley Ramirez is absent from the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

It appears to just be a day off, which is a little odd after they had a rainout Thursday. Brock Holt is in the designated hitter spot Friday.
Apr 7 - 9:20 AM

Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-3 with a double against the Twins on Wednesday.

Ramirez still hasn't played first base because of his sore shoulder, an issue that looks larger now with Mitch Moreland dealing with the flu and iffy for Opening Day. Ramirez will be in the lineup regardless, but the Red Sox would like to have him available at first.
Mar 29 - 3:58 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that he remains hopeful of Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) playing some first base this spring, but he conceded that they may run out of time.

Ramirez's throwing has been limited this spring by a sore shoulder. He's been playing catch for a few weeks without any apparent issues but has yet to test things out in a game. It's not a huge concern given that he's slated to see most of his at-bats in the designated hitter spot this season, but the Red Sox might not be able to play Ramirez at first base against lefties initially as they had planned.
Mar 26 - 10:00 AM

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

Depth Charts

C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Brock Holt
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Steve Selsky
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Roenis Elias
8Brian Johnson
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robbie Ross
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Robby Scott