Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
4 days ago

Ramirez could still play some first base this coming season as part of a platoon with the newly acquired Mitch Moreland, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it was never stated as such, Ramirez was always seen as a replacement for David Ortiz as Boston's designated hitter. And now that Ortiz has moved on, Ramirez could easily slide into that role full time while Boston makes the lefty-hitting Moreland the everyday starter at first base. But not so fast. Having a classic left/right platoon at first base allows manager John Farrell to use the designated hitter spot as a way to take advantage of certain matchups and give his everyday players the occasional day off from the field.

Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
2 months ago

Ramirez is out of the lineup Thursday against the Yankees, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

After clinching the AL East on Wednesday night, Ramirez will have Thursday off. Ramirez has dominated at the plate during the month of September, as he's posted a .323/.388/.667 line with 10 home runs in that time. Travis Shaw will start in his place at first base and hit eighth.

Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
3 months ago

Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI against the Orioles on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Three months into the season, Han-Ram had hit just eight balls out of the yard; in the three months since, he's added 21 to that total, putting the veteran on the verge of only his second career 30-homer campaign. More than a full third of his homers (10) have come in a white-hot September; Ramirez owns a ridiculous .360/.415/.787 line with 25 RBI in just 19 games this month. It looks like those shoulder and foot ailments that kept him out Wednesday aren't bothering him much.

Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
3 months ago

Ramirez (shoulder, foot) is in Thursday's lineup against Baltimore, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez sat out Wednesday, but will return to action Thursday as he starts at first base and hits fifth versus the Orioles. Ramirez has dominated at the plate recently, as he's posted a .435/.480/1.000 line with four home runs and 10 RBI over the last seven games.

Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
3 months ago

Ramirez (shoulder, foot) is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Ramirez banged up -- he's nursing foot and shoulder soreness -- Travis Shaw will step in at first base Wednesday against right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. However, it sounds like Ramirez's absence is precautionary more than anything as he will likely return Thursday to face Chris Tillman. Ramirez has nine home runs and 23 RBI in September alone, raising his slugging percentage 41 points since the end of August.

Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
3 months ago

Ramirez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez has been red-hot of late, hitting .357 with nine home runs and a whopping 23 RBI thus far in the month of September. Even so, he'll get a day off Wednesday, as the Sox go with Travis Shaw at first base and David Ortiz as the DH.

Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
3 months ago

Ramirez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez remained locked in at the plate, getting Boston on the board with a three-run homer in the fifth and putting them ahead for good with his seventh-inning solo shot. The 32-year-old finished the four-game sweep with nine hits -- including four home runs -- and nine RBI. Ramirez has been red-hot over his last 21 games, slugging 12 home runs and driving in 29 runs. He now has 28 long balls and 106 RBI to go along with his .294/.364/.517 batting line.

Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
3 months ago

Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double in Saturday's 6-5 victory over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger continues to tear the cover off the ball, now having hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games. Ramirez also has a whopping seven homers and 18 RBI already in September, and has smacked 18 of his 26 homers in the second half of the season.

Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
3 months ago

Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in Boston's 7-5 win over the Yankees on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez ignited a celebration at Fenway Park after he belted Dellin Betances' 99-mph fastball into the center field bleachers with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving Boston the walk-off win. With nine homers in his last 18 games, Ramirez has become as important to Boston's lineup as any other hitter during the team's playoff drive.

Hanley Ramirez
1B/DH BOS
3 months ago

Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI in the Red Sox' 12-2 win over the Orioles on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez took reliever Vance Worley deep in the fourth inning for his 24th home run of the season, as the Red Sox were running away with things against the Orioles, who moved to three games back of the division lead with the loss. Ramirez has been a force in the heart of the Red Sox order this season, hitting .287 with 97 RBI.