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Hanley Ramirez | First Baseman | #13

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 hit his third home run of the season in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
Returning from a one-game absence due to flu-like symptoms, Ramirez made White Sox starter Erik Johnson feel sick with a solo dinger in the third inning. He's now hit safely in nine straight games, including homering in each of his last two. His line sits at .286/.319/.438 with 17 RBI, 15 runs scored and three stolen bases along with his three homers. May 6 - 1:36 AM

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Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox due to flu-like symptoms.

With Ramirez being scratched late, Travis Shaw shifts over to first from third. Josh Rutledge is the other domino, here, taking Shaw's place at third base. Shaw is hitting sixth and Rutledge is hitting seventh. Consider Ramirez day-to-day moving forward. The Red Sox do not have an off day on Thursday and could give the slugger another day off if he is still feeling queasy in 24 hours.
May 4 - 7:29 PM

Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run against the White Sox on Tuesday.

The homer was just his second of the season, giving him 16 RBI. He's got a modest eight-game hitting streak in which he's 11-for-34 (.323). That stretch has helped him run his overall line up to .284/.306/.412.
May 3 - 11:34 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Braves on Thursday.

Ramirez had an RBI single in the first before cracking a run-scoring double in the third. He's driven in a run in four straight games and six of his last seven, giving him 13 RBI overall. After a disappointing first year in his new digs, the 32-year-old is batting .287/.304/.402 as the Red Sox' primary first baseman this season.
Apr 28 - 11:14 PM

Hanley Ramirez is sitting Monday in Atlanta.

Travis Shaw will start at first base and Josh Rutledge will start at third versus Braves right-hander Julio Teheran. It's just a day of routine rest for Hanley, who has appeared in each of Boston's first 18 games.
Apr 25 - 3:56 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Ramirez was the lone Red Sox hitter to come out of the contest with more than one hit. Among his three knocks, his first double of the season. The enigmatic slugger is off to a nice start to the 2016 campaign and is now 10-for-22 (.455) with a double, triple, homer and four RBI.
Apr 10 - 3:44 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead RBI single in an 8-7 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

The Red Sox trailed 7-2 after four innings, but Brock Holt slugged a grand slam in the sixth before David Ortiz and Ramirez collected RBI singles in the seventh to complete the comeback. Coming off a disappointing first season in Boston, Ramirez is 6-for-13 (.462) over his first three games this season. He has had two hits in all of them.
Apr 8 - 11:49 PM

Hanley Ramirez hit his first home run and stole his first base on Wednesday night against the Indians.

Ramirez underwhelmed during his first campaign with Boston, but he would be far from the first veteran hitter who struggled upon a move to the American League, only to rebound in a big way the next year. He went back-to-back on Wednesday with Big Papi to chase Carlos Carrasco from the game. Lost in the shuffle, though, is that Ramirez also swiped his first bag of 2016. Big news, considering he only stole six a year ago.
Apr 6 - 10:22 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double and swiped his third base of the spring Wednesday against the Rays.

Ramirez had just six steals in 105 games last year, so it's interesting to see him up to three in the spring. Making a run at 20 steals could be great for his fantasy value, but it's also increase the chances of injury to one of the game's more injury-prone players.
Mar 30 - 4:52 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a walk against the Twins on Tuesday.

It's Ramirez's play at first base, not his hitting, that the Red Sox have been focusing on, and he seems to have taken to the position quite well. Still, it's also nice to see him hitting, considering he didn't do much of that after a scorching start last year. He's currently at .298/.358/.404 in 47 at-bats. He's homered just once, though he lost one Monday due to the wind.
Mar 29 - 4:14 PM

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

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 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

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Chris Young
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Pat Light
10Brandon Workman