Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 19 hours ago

Boston Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays due to a shin injury, according to CSNNE.com. Ramirez will likely be replaced by outfielder Alejandro De Aza on Friday, but at the moment the severity of the shin injury, or the amount of time Ramirez could miss, is unknown.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 3 weeks ago

Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Yankees.

Hanley has done his best Manny Ramirez impersonation in the middle of the Red Sox order this season, with 19 home runs in 76 games. The 31-year-old outfielder is in a 5-for-34 slump, but four of the five hits have been home runs. Ramirez's career-low .263 BABIP is contributing to his pedestrian .272 average, so he could be in line for a bump in production if he starts finding more holes after the All-Star break.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 4 weeks ago

Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and a two-run homer in Sunday's victory over Houston.

Ramirez's seventh-inning bomb was the winning hit in a 5-4 come-from-behind victory. He's homered three times and knocked in five runs in the past four games. He's starting to impact the ball like he did in April when Ramirez hit 10 homers with 22 RBI.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 1 month ago

Ramirez was 1-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI, and a solo home run, his 17th, in a losing cause against the Astros on Friday night.

He was making his second start after missing six games with a minor hand injury, but it appears the hand is fine, and is no longer a concern. He should be safe to get back into your everyday lineup.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 1 month ago

Ramirez went 1-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Ramirez made his return to the lineup after missing six games due to a hand injury.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 1 month ago

Ramirez is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Ramirez had a good batting session Tuesday, after which manager John Farrell indicated an expectation that he would return Wednesday. That is indeed the case, as Ramirez will finally rejoin the lineup following a six-game layoff, and will bat cleanup against the Blue Jays.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 1 month ago

Ramirez (hand) produced encouraging results during a batting practice session Tuesday, prompting manager John Farrell to "expect him in the lineup [Wednesday]," the Boston Globe reports.

Despite the manager's expectations, Ramirez was less sure about his status for Wednesday's game, but he felt the round of batting practice went well. It sounds like Ramirez, who hasn't played since June 24, will be back in the lineup Wednesday or Thursday.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 1 month ago

Ramirez (hand) will take batting practice on the field Tuesday but remains out of the lineup, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Ramirez's progression to on-field BP Tuesday gives more hope to owners that a Wednesday return is a distinct possibility. How Ramirez's hand feels following Tuesday's batting practice should go a long way in determining his availability for Wednesday's contest against Toronto.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 1 month ago

Ramirez (hand) could return to the lineup as early as Wednesday, the Boston Globe reports.

An MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital showed no structural damage to Ramirez's hand, allaying some concern the outfielder had, and he's begun to take swings. "He didn't feel completely confident that everything was cleared up in there. But I think the MRI has given him some peace of mind," manager John Farrell said. "He's dealing with some soreness with the bone bruise and maybe a little bit of residual swelling that's there."

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 1 month ago

Ramirez (hand) took some swings off a tee in Toronto on Monday, The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham reports.

The Red Sox opened a four-game series with the Blue Jays on Monday, and he's expected to return to the lineup sometime before it concludes. It may not be until Thursday, but it certainly appears that Ramirez is getting close. He's been nicked up in a variety of ways this year, so his fantasy owners will hope that Ramirez finds a way to stay healthy moving forward -- when he is, he's one of the best hitters in the game.