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13 Hanley Ramirez LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/225 | Birthdate: 12/23/1983 | Birthplace: Samana, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $15,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 40.47
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Hanley Ramirez hits another homer in Red Sox defeat


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/26/2015) Hanley Ramirez homered for the second time in three games on Sunday in the Red Sox loss to the Orioles.

He had four RBI in the contest.

Ramirez leads the Red Sox with seven home runs this season.


David Ortiz out of Red Sox lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Baltimore. 

Ortiz has started 14 of the team's 15 DH games, including nine straight. He'll be replaced Sunday by Hanley Ramirez, who moves to DH from left field. Utility man Brock Holt replaces Ramirez in left. 

The Red Sox are -105 money line favorites at Baltimore.


Hanley Ramirez starting in left for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez was able to stay in the starting lineup on Saturday. 

Ramirez was questionable for the game with a foot injury, but he got the start in left field, batting cleanup. 

The Red Sox are +100 money line underdogs at Baltimore. 


Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez leaves game with foot injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Friday's game in the top of the ninth inning due to a foot injury. 

Ramirez was in pain after fouling a ball off his left foot. He was able to finish off the at-bat with a single to center field. However, the Red Sox replaced Ramirez after he reached base with pinch runner Xander Bogaerts.

After the game, Ramirez said he felt fine and doesn't anticipate missing any time, per The Boston Herald.

Ramirez went 2 for 5 with a solo home run before leaving the game. The home run in the fifth inning was his sixth this season. He is batting .274 with 13 RBI through 16 games.


Red Sox give Hanley Ramirez a night of rest vs. Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) The Red Sox gave the night off to outfielder Hanley Ramirez Thursday against Jake Odorizzi and the Rays at Tropicana Field, per the Boston Herald. Ramirez started the past six straight games for Boston, but was pulled Monday due to an illness. Pablo Sandoval was moved to the cleanup spot in Ramirez's absence.

Ramirez is hitting .268 (15 for 56) with five homers, 12 RBI and a .333 on-base percentage in 14 games. The team's next day off is a week away.


Farrell: Removal Monday of Red Sox OF Ramirez due only to illness


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) The removal of Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez from the Monday game against Baltimore had John Farrell providing an explanation.

Farrell told MLB Radio Network that "there's nothing going on" with Ramirez. "It wasn't a physical ailment, it was just an illness," he added.

Ramirez was taken out in the third inning after one at-bat. It remains to be seen if he plays Tuesday night.


Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez leaves game Monday due to illness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez lasted only two innings Monday against the Orioles before being replaced by Allen Craig to begin the third inning. The Red Sox announced he left the game due to illness.

Manager John Farrell said Ramirez was feeling lightheaded, but he could be back in the lineup Tuesday, per the Boston Herald. Farrell added Ramirez was cleared by the medical staff, per MLB.com. The Red Sox open a three-game series at Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Ramirez grounded out to first base in his only at-bat in the first inning. He is batting .250 (12 for 48) with five home runs and 12 RBI in 12 games.


Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez cracks fifth home run of 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez went 2 for 4 at the plate in Boston's 8-3 loss to the Orioles Sunday.

Ramirez did his damage early on, crushing the first pitch he saw from Miguel Gonzalez over the Green Monster, driving home Brock Holt and David Ortiz, his fifth home run of the season.

"I just told myself to get a good pitch, try not to do too much and don’t miss it," Ramirez said to the Boston Herald.

Ramirez added a single and is now hitting .255 with 12 RBI in 47 at-bats this season.


Farrell: Red Sox OF Ramirez will need time to adjust


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) The difficulty transitioning into the outfield for Red Sox newcomer Hanley Ramirez could be seen Saturday against Baltimore, but John Farrell expressed an understanding that it will take time.

Ramirez misplayed a fly ball hit by Jimmy Paredes. He appeared to have a bead on it, but as the ball arrived at the wall, he made an unnecessary jump and it bounced off the heel of the glove.

"We knew it was going to be a transition for him," Farrell told WEEI radio. "There was going to be work to be done. ... To me, there's nothing alarming and the more games played, the more comfortable he's going to get."

Ramirez has certainly remained comfortable at the plate. He boasts a slugging percentage of .564.


X-rays come back negative for Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) X-rays on Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez's foot came back negative following an injury sustained in Monday's 9-4 win over the Nationals, according to the Providence Journal

Ramirez fouled a ball off of his right foot late in the game and was removed. With Ramirez not causing any damage to his foot, the expectation is for him to start in Tuesday's game against Washington. 

Ramirez went 1 for 2 in the game. His batting average is now .296. 


Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez rips third homer in six games


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez went 1 for 3 at the plate Sunday in Boston's 14-4 blowout loss to the Yankees. 

Ramirez provided a small spark of life in Sunday's game, picking up an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the fourth with Boston down 7-0. He then came up in the fifth and took a 3-2 pitch from Masahiro Tanaka to deep center field for a solo home run. It was Ramirez's third home run in Boston's first six games and he boosted his average to .320 in 25 at-bats this season.

"I keep everything simple," Ramirez said to the Boston Herald. "That's why I don't plan anything. Because when I plan things, they don't go the right way, like I planned it. I’ve always been like that. If I started thinking, what am I going to do or feel, it won’t work out."


Red Sox make outfield adjustments for Sunday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) The Red Sox are back to the normal starting outfield for Sunday's game against the Yankees, reports WEEI.com.

Mookie Betts will take center and lead off, Hanley Ramirez will man left field and bat cleanup while Shane Victorino will take right field and bat seventh. It will be Victorino's third start this season in six games and is hitting .167 in 12 at-bats.

The Yankees are currently the favorites (-106) against the Red Sox.


Red Sox's Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez are not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Yankees.

The Red Sox played a marathon 19-inning game Friday night and will give both Betts and Ramirez a break for Saturday's day game. Brock Holt draws the start in center field and will lead off for the Red Sox Saturday, while Allen Craig will start in right field, with Daniel Nava moving to left. The team is sticking with its normal starters in the infield.


Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez goes for 5 RBI in win over Phillies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez had an outstanding Opening Day as he totaled five RBI in an 8-0 win over the Phillies. 

Ramirez went 2 for 4 from the plate with two home runs. The first home run was a solo shot to left center in the fifth and the second was a grand slam to left field in the ninth. Ramirez hit the first homer off of Cole Hamels and the second off of Jake Diekman. 

''This is what I expect from the team, everybody hitting home runs and scoring a lot of runs,'' Ramirez said, via the Associated Press


Red Sox plan to bat Hanley Ramirez in cleanup spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday the plan is to have left fielder Hanley Ramirez bat cleanup as much as possible. 

"I don't know if I've ever seen a guy hit the ball hard than him, consistently," Farrell said.

Ramirez has hit cleanup in 136 games in his career. He has a .309/.364/.530/.894 slash line batting cleanup. He also has 25 home runs and 105 RBI.


Red Sox to trim down loaded outfield soon


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) The Red Sox are expected to trim down its crowded outfield soon, with less than two weeks before Opening Day, according to MLB.com on Tuesday.

"We have to take these remaining days in camp here and determine what's best for us as an organization," said Farrell. "I'm not suggesting there's player movement anywhere, but there's only going to be three [starting] spots."

At this point, it appears as if Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have left and center field locked up, respectively. Daniel Nava, Shane Victorino, Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig are all in the mix for the final spots.

"And there's six guys -- well, there will be five guys in that group to handle those three spots, with two guys coming off the bench. What that means for the final Opening Day roster remains to be seen.

"We're just trying to get more exposure to Rusney in right field; we need to get a better gauge on Vic's durability, if we can, over the coming days. We acknowledged from the first day in camp, the outfield, there's going to be a lot of focus on our outfield.

"That pretty much hasn't changed, but what we've seen are some really encouraging things. And that's how quickly Rusney's come back and shown decent timing at the plate [and] what Mookie's done in center field speaks for itself."


Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez getting timing down at the plate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) After a slow start to spring training, Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is finding his rhythm at the plate. Ramirez, who hit .182 through his first eight spring games, is batting .625 (5 for 8) over his last three games, raising his spring average to .300.

Ramirez clubbed his first spring home run Sunday -- a drive to dead center field. He also had five RBI and now has seven RBI in his last three games.

“I've been feeling comfortable with what I’m doing to get ready," Ramirez said, per ESPN. “I tried to slow my swing down, hit hard ground balls to second. Then when you’re feeling like you’re right there, let it go now and see what happens."


Jonny Gomes warns Hanley Ramirez about playing LF for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Hanley Ramirez is expected to play left field for the Red Sox this season, and a former left fielder has some advice for him. 

Jonny Gomes visited JetBlue Park, where the Sox play their spring training games, as a member of the visiting Braves. A veteran of playing the Green Monster for the Sox, Gomes warned Ramirez that the replica wall in Florida is "way different" from the real thing. 

"I think I played that wall pretty well," Gomes said, according to the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato, "but I think the cat is out of the bag that that wall is way different. From the padding to the net, the dimensions, feet-wise, are the same. I wouldn’t be in any hurry to master JetBlue’s wall for Fenway’s wall, but I guess it’s a good starting point."

"There’s nothing like that in the game, nothing like that in high school, college, minor league ball," Gomes said. "You can’t just go out there and be like, ‘OK, I’ll nail this.’ There’s definitely a method to the madness."

The key, Gomes said, is for Ramirez to work hard at getting to know the Monster. "Being extremely open and having the work ethic to learn it," Gomes said. "That wall hasn’t moved in 100-plus years and balls are bouncing off that wall pretty similarly to the way they did 100 years ago. At the same time, it’s so foreign from anywhere else. It’s not like grabbing a wall and throwing a ball off it. There’s a lot to be learned off that wall."


Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: I feel comfortable in left field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is pleased with the progress he is making as he transitions to the outfield, per WEEI.com.

“I’ve been working a lot. I like it,” Ramirez said of his new position. “I feel comfortable in left field. That’s the main thing.

“I just go out there and play the game and catch fly balls. I don’t think about anything. I don’t think. Nothing. Effortless. I don’t like to think about anything. I’m just ready for it if they hit me fly balls, and that’s it.”


Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez adds muscle in order to improve durability


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez has bulked up to 240 pounds now that he's made the move from shortstop to left field. The added weight is not only to try and help Ramirez at the plate, but hopefully aid in keeping the oft-injured veteran healthy, per The Boston Globe.

“He’s never been bigger and more muscular,” said Bladimir Marte, who has been Ramirez's personal strength and conditioning coach for three years. “We worked on getting his upper body and shoulders bigger and to work on his core and lower back. He’s had back problems, but he’s gone to see Dr. [Robert] Watkins in Los Angeles last year.

“Our goal, through specific exercises to the back, is to keep his back strong. That will avoid a lot of problems. Right now he feels great. There are obviously different movements he has to make transitioning from the infield to the outfield, but for the most part, the move to the outfield should help him physically.”


Hanley Ramirez on Red Sox: 'I belong here'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) New Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez took fly balls in left field for a second straight day Friday, spending time both on a practice field and in front of the replica Green Monster in JetBlue Park.

Ramirez was asked several questions Friday about his transition to the outfield after a career spent at shortstop and third base, including whether he would have been willing to make the move for any team other than the Red Sox. "I belong here," Ramirez told the Boston Herald. "I'm happy to be here. I think we're on the same page. I was grinding to be back here, playing in front of the fans that saw me grow up that didn't have a chance to see me playing in the big leagues. Anything it takes to go back to Boston."

Ramirez indicated that this year is the earliest he's reported to camp, saying that his work is "going to pay off." He said that his outfield transition "feels good. It's all about winning. I'm here to work on some of the little things and try to get better every day. Happy to be here early, and I think we're doing a pretty good job. I think the coaching staff, they're here for me and for the other guys."

Ramirez took just two at-bats with the Red Sox in his major-league work in 2005 before being traded to the Marlins. He rejoins the Red Sox after two-and-a-half seasons with the Dodgers. Ramirez hit .283/.369/.448 with 13 home runs, 71 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 449 at-bats in 2014.


Red Sox's Beyeler: Hanley was 'awesome' during first day in OF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) While it is still a few weeks before Red Sox position players have to officially report for spring training, Hanley Ramirez is already at the team's spring complex in Fort Myers, Fla., working on his transition to the outfield.

"He was awesome," Red Sox first base and outfield coach Arnie Beyeler told WEEI.com by phone. "He was very receptive. He was upbeat and had that great smile on his face. He was great, and I was very impressed by what we did (Thursday) and what I see. He's a good athlete. He's a big, strong guy. To play shortstop in the big leagues he had to be somewhat athletic, so I'm excited about that. I was very impressed by what I saw. He had good footwork. He caught every ball today. He didn't have any problems with anything we did."

Beyeler is glad Ramirez has arrived early because he does have some concerns about an infielder making the move to the outfield.

"Stretching that longer throw, for an infielder going to the outfield you're always concerned about their arm. It's a longer throw and you don't have room for error," Beyeler said. "You don't get that first baseman to make a pick for you or come off the bag. It has to be on the bag or the guy's safe. That's a concern, the accuracy of throwing. 

"Another concern for me is that he's been in the infield and going to the outfield is probably going to be a little boring for him. So that's something we joked about today. Especially on those days when you're 0-for-4 of just going to the outfield. (Shane) Victorino is so good at that because he's always messing with the fans and playing around and he's so relaxed out there, having fun. Those are things you learn over time as an outfielder how you can look around and then, boom, get locked in. There's a lot of dead time out there but then the game's on the line and I have to throw a guy out at second. That's a little different perspective. Those are things he hasn't done before."


Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez confident he can play outfield


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) When Hanley Ramirez makes his spring training debut, he’ll be trying to learn new teammates and a new position.

The Red Sox signed Ramirez in the offseason with the intent of having him play in left field. Ramirez has never played in the outfield during his career, but has been working on outfield mechanics, including tracking balls and hitting the cutoff man. Ramirez believes the switch from the infield to the outfield will be seamless, once he receives enough experience, reports ESPN.com.

"I think if I put in all the work that I need to put to get better it's not going to be that hard," Ramirez said.


Hanley to report to camp by second week of Feb. to begin OF work


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez, who hasn't played in the outfield during a major-league game, will report to spring training by the second week of February to start working with coach Arnie Beyeler.

“He’s been in the Dominican for a good chunk of the winter and he’s been doing outfield stuff down there,” general manager Ben Cherington said, per The Boston Globe.


Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval to hit back-to-back for Red Sox


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell said he'll likely hit Hanley Ramirez fourth and Pablo Sandoval fifth this season, according to WEEI.

Farrell revealed a large chunk of his batting order. Dustin Pedroia will hit second, David Ortiz will hit third and Mike Napoli will slot in the six-spot behind Ramirez and Sandoval. Ramirez hitting behind Ortiz gives the club the ability to go lefty-righty-lefty when a right-hander is on the mound. 

Ramirez hit .283/.369/.448 over 449 at-bats last season. Sandoval hit .279/.324/.415 in 588 at-bats.