Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:46:18 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez has been working with his personal strength and conditioning coach Bladimir Marte in the offseason. "He's never been bigger and more muscular," said Marte. Ramirez now weighs 240 pounds and the hope is that the added weight from working on his upper body, shoulders, core and lower back will help with his previous back problems. Marte feels that Ramirez has transitioned well to the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez will retain his shortstop eligibility in fantasy leagues this year despite his move to the outfield. He's one of the top fantasy shortstops in the game and a strong -- albeit risky -- early-round pick due to his well-above-average bat at an offensively devoid position.
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:38:34 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez reported to spring training Wednesday, Feb. 11, and starting working in left field Friday, Feb. 13. The Red Sox have a replica of the Green Monster at their spring training stadium, and Ramirez has been taking balls off the wall in preparation to play at Fenway Park.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:49:34 -0800
In a radio interview with WEEI, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said he is leaning towards having OF Hanley Ramirez bat cleanup behind DH David Ortiz, with 3B Pablo Sandoval batting fifth and 1B Mike Napoli batting sixth. "The one thing that clearly stands out is we have balance left- and right-handed," Farrell said. "I have always liked David in the No. 3 hole. You know he is going to come up in the first inning. I think Hanley gives David some protection behind him. Then you start to create some protection, and we want to keep Sandoval on the left side of the plate as much as possible - so if you sandwich him in between Ramirez and Napoli, you start to have a formidable middle of the order where you're going left-right-left-right all the way through there."
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:08:06 -0800
Boston Red Sox SS Hanley Ramirez will play left field for the team next year, according to general manager Ben Cherington.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:23:21 -0800
Boston Red Sox SS Hanley Ramirez will make $19 million in 2015, and $22 million in 2016 through 2018, with a $22 million vesting option for the 2019 season. He received a $3 million contract bonus.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:34:41 -0800
Boston Red Sox SS Hanley Ramirez was mentioned as a candidate to play left field by manager John Farrell when the skipper discussed a projected lineup for next season.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:03:27 -0800
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SS Hanley Ramirez signed a four-year, $88 million deal with a fifth-year vesting option worth $22 million Monday, Nov. 24.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:02:56 -0800
Free-agent SS Hanley Ramirez (Dodgers) reportedly has agreed to a five-year, $90 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, pending a physical.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:08:39 -0800
Updating previous reports, free-agent SS Hanley Ramirez (Dodgers) would play left field if he signs with the Boston Red Sox. That would also mean that OF Yoenis Cespedes will be traded.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:38:35 -0800
The Boston Red Sox are set to sign free-agent SS Hanley Ramirez (Dodgers) to a five-year deal worth $90 million. Ramirez is on his way to Boston to meet with the team on Monday, Nov. 24.