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Dave Dombrowski: Red Sox Will Play Hanley Ramirez’s Move To First ‘By Ear’

Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski spoke at length Friday about his team’s recently initiated effort to shift left fielder Hanley Ramirez to first base. Ramirez, a career infielder before this season, began practicing the new position earlier this week in Chicago. He could see game action at first over the season’s final month, but Dombrowski said...
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Hanley Ramirez Scratched From Tonight's Sox Lineup

At the last minute, Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Red Sox lineup tonight in Flushing. The party line is that it's 'shoulder fatigue'—but could it be an August waiver deadline deal? Stay tuned! In the meantime, here is the full Boston lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz 1B, Brock Holt 2B, Rusney Castillo RF, Blake Swihart C, Jackie...
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David Ortiz: 'It sucks' Hanley Ramirez has been criticized

David Ortiz thinks everyone should lay off Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez has been criticized time and again this season for his shoddy defense in left field. He’s now embracing a potential transition to first base with open arms, and Ortiz, who worked with Ramirez during pregame drills earlier this week, isn’t surprised by the veteran’s team-first mentality. “Hanley has a good...
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Hanley Ramirez is moving to first base for the Red Sox

Boston isn’t punting on Hanley Ramirez quite yet. In fact, the Red Sox intend to change Ramirez’s position in 2016 (after changing it from shortstop to left field in 2015), and will shift him to first base. Hanley IS moving to first base by next year, he said. Maybe some this year. He's on board. "I'm looking forward to it." — Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) August 25...
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Hanley Ramirez taking practice reps at first base

Hanley Ramirez’s transition to left field has been pretty dreadful thus far, but it looks as though the Boston Red Sox might be taking steps to change that. Ramirez was spotted taking reps at first base ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field under the tutelage of David Ortiz and infield coach Brian Butterfield. Things that make you go...
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Dombrowski unsure of where to play Hanley Ramirez

Dave Dombrowski has inherited a unique situation with the Boston Red Sox. There are some superstars. Some fading stars. And a whole bunch of emerging stars, particularly in the outfield. Hanley Ramirez, signed to a four-year $88 million deal before the season, was put in left field when he didn't have a position in the infield. After struggling in the outfield, however, it's unclear...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto open to signing with Red Sox in free agency

This embed is invalid   " /> When Hanley Ramirez and Johnny Cueto were spotted chatting before Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, it was reasonable to wonder whether they discussed uniting for the Boston Red Sox in 2016. The Red Sox need a front-line starter and Cueto is one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. He also happens to be a free agent this offseason...
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Hanley Ramirez Defense Update Now!

Watching videos of Hanley Ramirez’s defense is a lot like using illegal drugs: a little bit is probably fine but too many will definitely kill you. Since taking over in left for the Red Sox this season, Ramirez has engendered strong opinions about his defensive abilities. To some, he’s horrible. Others say, no, he’s horrendous. […]
Via Fangraphs
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hanley Ramirez’s attitude has ‘irked’ Sox veterans

The Boston Red Sox are in last place in the AL East and have found themselves in the same discussion as teams like the Miami Marlins. One of their big offseason acquisitions, Pablo Sandoval, was recently benched after he went on Instagram in the middle of a game. The other, Hanley Ramirez, is apparently annoying...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez put hole in Green Monster during BP

Hanley Ramirez is in his first season with the Red Sox after signing as a free agent. On Friday, he left quite an impression on his new home, Fenway Park. During batting practice prior to the team’s game against the Orioles, Ramirez hit a ball to left field that traveled with enough force to put...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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