Hanley Ramirez RUMORS & NEWS

  • As Hanley Ramirez learns to play first base, he has to hit again, too

    ESPN "A few weeks before spring training began, at the Boston Red Sox's annual winter festival at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Hanley Ramirez was asked if he'd be interested in becoming a designated hitter once David Ortiz retires. "Hell yeah," he said. It was a moment of unbridled honesty, to say..." March 08

  • Hanley arrives at Red Sox camp feeling more agile

    The Score "Pitchers and catchers for the Boston Red Sox are set to report to spring camp on Thursday and Hanley Ramirez will be there waiting for them, as he prepares to take over at first base for the club this season. The Red Sox slugger, who has never played a game at first in his career, reported to..." February 17

  • Hanley Ramirez Expecting ‘Easy’ Transition To First Base With Red Sox

    NESN "Hanley Ramirez isn’t sweating his transition to first base. “I’ve always been an infielder, so it’s going to be easy,” the former shortstop-turned-outfielder said Saturday at the Boston Red Sox’s Baseball Winter Weekend event at Foxwoods Resort Casino. “I think I know more of the territory,..." January 28

  • Red Sox trying to move Hanley Ramirez

    CBS Sports "The rumor: The Red Sox are "trying to move" former infielder/former left fielder/current first baseman in training Hanley Ramirez. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the skinny: 1. Hanley Ramirez, 1B-DH, Red Sox — There's now talk in the front office that Dave Dombrowski is trying to move..." November 29

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Dombrowski said “no plan in place for (Hanley) to play Winter Ball.” Said been discussed in past, but “presently this is only a rumor”

  • Report: Hanley Ramirez to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic

    Hardball Talk "Coming off a disappointing first season with the Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he plans to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic in order to prepare for 2016. After inking a four-year, $88 million deal with Boston last November, Ramirez batted just .241..." November 24

  • Where will Hanley Ramirez fit with the Red Sox in 2016?

    CBS Sports "Banged up again, apparently not in top physical shape and hopelessly miscast as an outfielder, Hanley Ramirez in 2015 endured, probably the worst season of his major league career. After signing a four-year, $88 million deal (plus a vesting option for 2019), he batted .249 with 19 home runs, a..." November 15

  • David Ortiz backs Red Sox in request that Hanley Ramirez slim down

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz tries not to be a defiant man, not unless he has to be, but almost never when it contradicts the best interest of the Red Sox. And so he’s able to set aside his brotherly-like relationship with Hanley Ramirez, whom he will train alongside during the offseason in the Dominican..." November 12

  • Dave Dombrowski says he had 'great' meeting with Hanley Ramirez

    Boston Herald "Dave Dombrowski's first order of business at the general managers' meetings: A 45-minute face-to-face with Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez lives in the Miami area, within driving distance from the Boca Raton Resort and Club where the meetings are being held. So, at Dombrowski's behest, the Sox slugger..." November 10

  • Red Sox still planning to use Hanley Ramirez at first base

    Boston Globe "It’s not what Red Sox fans want to hear. But president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday the team remains committed to the idea of Hanley Ramirez playing first base next season. “I hope so. We’re counting on it,” Dombrowski said at Fenway Park. “We’re committed to trying, to..." October 14

  • Red Sox Ask Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval To Drop Weight

    NESN "The final two months of the Red Sox’s season has been about making evaluations for 2016, so it’s fitting that Boston’s final game of 2015 coincided with the announcement that most of the coaching staff, including manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo, will return next season. It’s..." October 05

  • Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez missing and no one cares

    Boston Herald "How damning is it that Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval didn’t make the Red Sox’ final road trip of the season — and nobody really gives a damn? It’s one thing to disappoint from a production standpoint, which both Ramirez and Sandoval did, but it’s stunning that the pair of high-priced..." September 30

  • Hanley Ramirez done for the season to rest shoulder

    Boston Globe "The failed left field experiment is now the delayed first base experiment. That’s because Hanley Ramirez has been shut down for the season because of lingering inflammation in his right shoulder. “Unfortunately, his shoulder was just not responding the way we wanted it to,” said Red Sox..." September 25

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Hanley Ramirez shut down for year. Sore right shoulder not responding says Torey Lovullo.

  • Hanley Ramirez Starts Throwing, Nearing Return From DL

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox took a tough 2-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, but they might get a player back soon. Hanley Ramirez starting throwing to bases ahead of Monday’s contest, but acting manager Torey Lovullo said there’s still no timetable on the first baseman’s return. Ramirez hit..." September 15

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Hanley Ramirez taking BP on the field. Drilled two balls to the far reaches of the Trop. Maybe he will come back before the year ends.

  • Ailing Ramirez won't play outfield again this season

    The Score "The experiment is over and it didn't go according to plan. Interim manager Torey Lovullo said Tuesday that Hanley Ramirez will not appear in the outfield again this season for the Boston Red Sox, leaving Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and Jackie Bradley Jr. the bulk of the work. With Ramirez..." September 01

  • Hanley Ramirez sitting out fourth straight game for Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "Hanley Ramirez was on the bench for the Red Sox’s three-game series against the Mets over the weekend and he remains out of the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Yankees because of a left shoulder injury. Ramirez has avoided the disabled list this season, but he’s been a mess with..." August 31

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    Michael Silverman @MikeSilvermanBB

    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."

  • With Ben Cherington gone, Hanley Ramirez may be left out of plans

    Boston Herald "When Ben Cherington decided Tuesday to make what he termed “a clean break” from the only team he has worked for since 1999, the Red Sox lost their general manager. And Hanley Ramirez lost his benefactor. As much as any player on the roster inherited by new president of baseball operations..." August 21

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Hanley expected to play tomorrow; Hanigan likely will be active. No roster move yet #RedSox

  • Tests on Red Sox Hanley Ramirez’s bruised hand negative

    Boston Globe "Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday or Thursday after tests on his bruised left hand proved negative. Ramirez was in Boston on Monday, getting an MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital. The exam showed no structural damage and he has been cleared..." June 29

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Hanley heading back to Boston today to have another look at injured hand

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    Jason Mastrodonato @JMastrodonato

    Contusion Alert: Hanley Ramirez has a left-hand contusion.

  • Hanley Ramirez Says ‘Hell No’ To Potential Switch To Red Sox’s Infield

    NESN "Left field hasn’t been too kind to Hanley Ramirez this season, but it appears he has no intentions of leaving that spot on the field. The Boston Red Sox slugger has had some growing pains in his first year as an outfielder after spending his entire career as a shortstop and third baseman...." June 11

  • X-rays negative after Hanley fouls ball off knee

    ESPN Boston "The sight of Hanley Ramirez lying at home plate Tuesday night, writhing in pain, surely caused shudders back on Yawkey Way, especially given how long Ramirez remained down while being attended to by Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and trainer Rick Jameyson. But eventually, Ramirez, who had..." June 10

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    hanley ramirez is said to be feeling better. hopes to be ready in a couple days. #redsox

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Hanley update: improved range of motion though still sore. MRI shows nothing structural; nothing yet to lead to DL stint. Could play in TOR

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Hanley listed day-to-day for now. Red Sox will know more over next few days

  • Jacoby Ellsbury on being targeted as payback for Hanley Ramirez outburst: 'It didn't hurt anyway'

    Boston Herald "Hanley Ramirez left the Red Sox' clubhouse quickly and with an ice cream cone stuffed in his mouth last night, leaving no opportunity to ask him about his overreaction to getting hit by a pitch from Yankees starter Adam Warren in the sixth inning. But, for once in his life, Jacoby Ellsbury left..." May 04

  • Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez says reputation is outdated

    CSN Baltimore "When Hanley Ramirez packed his bags to join the Boston Red Sox, he also brought along his baseball baggage. That is a reputation as a talented player who doesn’t necessarily always give his full effort. But Ramirez, who signed a four-year, $88 million deal as a free agent and will move from the..." March 19

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Asked Hanley Ramirez if he'd have moved to outfield for any team or just #RedSox. "I belong here. Anything it takes to go back to Boston."

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Hanley Ramirez terms with #RedSox, per source: Four years, $88M with fifth-year vesting option valued at $22M.

  • Report: Boston, Hanley Ramirez finalizing $90M deal

    ESPN Boston "The Boston Red Sox, not content to wait for third baseman Pablo Sandoval's decision as to whether he will sign with the club, reportedly have come to terms with Hanley Ramirez on what is expected to be in the range of a five-year, $90 million agreement, FoxSports.com reported Sunday. Ramirez..." November 24

  • Report: Dodgers haven't shut door on re-signing Hanley Ramirez

    The Score "Though the Los Angeles Dodgers are exploring several options to address their hole at shortstop, the club hasn't completely rejected the possibility of re-signing Hanley Ramirez, one source told Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Ramirez rejected a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Dodgers..." November 19

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Source: Hanley Ramirez has rejected the #Dodgers' qualifying offer.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Mariners interested in Hanley. Some, however, doubt team will make another $100M+ signing. One source says VMart is M's priority.

  • Dodgers extend qualifying offer to Hanley Ramirez

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers extended a qualifying offer to Hanley Ramirez, according to a team announcement prior to Monday's deadline. Ramirez is unlikely to accept the one-year, $15.3-million deal, but the move ensures the Dodgers will get draft pick compensation if he signs elsewhere." November 04

  • Past Hanley Ramirez, free agent shortstop field thin

    CBS Sports "With news that the Orioles have agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract extension (Jon Heyman confirmation) with J.J. Hardy breaking Thursday, I couldn't help but look ahead to the free agent shortstop field for this coming offseason. That is, it's Hanley Ramirez and everyone else. Past..." October 09

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    David Vassegh @THEREAL_DV

    Mattingly didn't sound optimistic Hanley would be able to start tomorrow's day game

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Matt Kemp plus Ethier, Crawford and Beckett cleared waivers but Hanley Ramirez was claimed/blocked. Blog coming @CBSSports

  • As Hanley Ramirez’s hand injury persists, possibility of disabled list grows

    L.A. Daily News "The next two days could determine whether or not Hanley Ramirez goes on the 15-day disabled list with a swollen left hand. The Dodgers’ shortstop was unable to take batting practice with his teammates prior to Wednesday’s game against the Pirates. Ramirez hasn’t played since he was hit by two..." July 24

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    No Puig or Ramirez in lineup tonight.

  • Hanley removed from game after second HBP

    Orange County Register "The Dodgers had their issues with Cardinals pitching over the weekend. And those issues might linger. Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez were hit in the left hand by pitches during the three-game series. Ramirez was hit in the left shoulder as well. Puig was hit during Saturday’s loss and left..." July 21

  • Does Ramirez hurt Dodgers more than he helps?

    Fox Sports "Hanley Ramirez’s defense at shortstop only cost the Dodgers a perfect game Wednesday night. What might it cost the team in September and potentially October? What might it cost Ramirez in free agency after that? Many expected the Dodgers to sign Ramirez to an extension by now. It hasn’t..." June 20

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    Mark Saxon @markasaxon

    X-rays to @HanleyRamirez right ring finger wree negative. It's a bruise and they're saying he's day to day.

  • Is Hanley Ramirez growing weary of Dodgers?

    ESPN "Jon Morosi of FOX Sports writes that "with each passing day, there's a greater likelihood that Hanley Ramirez's baseball home in 2015 will be someplace other than Chavez Ravine." Morosi points to growing dissension between Ramirez and manager Don Mattingly as just one reason to believe that a..." June 04

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Hanley Ramirez told me today there are no ongoing conversations between his agent and the Dodgers about a contract extension. @foxsports1

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Hanley, Kemp not in #Dodgers lineup: Gordon 4, Crawford 7, Puig 9, Gonzalez 3, Ethier 8, Turner 5, Butera 2, Arruebarrena 6, Beckett 1.

  • Dodgers love Hanley and are talking about big deal, but work remains

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers and star shortstop Hanley Ramirez have been discussing a potential mega contract for weeks, but even with the Dodgers' well-known love for Ramirez and clear intention to sign him, word seems to be that there's still a significant enough gap that it may take awhile to do a deal,..." May 17