Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 3 days ago

Ramirez socked a two-run homer -- his fourth in eight games this year -- Wednesday in a loss to the Nationals.

He's hitting the ball well in the early going, and Hanley seems to be primed for a huge year in Boston if he can stay healthy.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 4 days ago

Ramirez moved from left field to third base when Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday night's game after getting plunked on the left foot.

The Red Sox would normally fill in with Brock Holt, but he was already in the lineup for the ailing Xander Bogaerts (right knee). Ramirez, who was raised as a shortstop in the game, last played third base in 2012 with the Dodgers.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 5 days ago

Ramirez (foot) is batting fourth and starting in left field Tuesday against the Nationals, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Ramirez was removed from Monday's 9-4 win over the Nats, after fouling a ball off his right foot in the eight inning. A CT scan came back negative, and Ramirez will occupy his normal spot in the lineup for a tricky matchup with Stephen Strasburg. Ramirez does have a strong record against the right-handed ace, with five hits (three for extra bases), four walks and three strikeouts over 16 at-bats.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 5 days ago

Ramirez was lifted in the eighth inning of Monday's 9-4 win over the Nationals with a right foot injury, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

While the myriad ailments Ramirez has dealt with the last couple of seasons raises concern about even the slightest bump or bruise he sustains, manager John Farrell seemed to downplay this latest injury. The shortstop-turned-outfielder underwent a CT scan on the foot after the game, which came back negative. Ramirez is expected back in the lineup Tuesday, though those planning on using him in daily leagues should monitor his status leading up to game time in the event he's made a late scratch.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 1 week ago

Ramirez went 3-for-9 in Friday night's 19-inning win over the Yankees. He has multi-hit games in three of the first four.

Ramirez has made an immediate impact with his bat, but he's still learning the ropes in left field. He took a bad route to a ball in the 18th inning Friday that allowed a tying run to score.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 2 weeks ago

Ramirez had a day to remember in his first game with the Red Sox, going 2-for-5 with a grand slam and another solo shot in Boston's 8-0 win over the Phillies.

Making his debut in left field, Ramirez showed his bat can make a big difference for the Red Sox this season. He hit .283 with 13 homers for the Dodgers a year ago before signing with the Red Sox.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 4 weeks ago

Ramirez hit a three-run homer in Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

The homer was a no-doubter once it left the bat and three RBI gives Ramirez a team-leading nine in 11 spring games.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 1 month ago

Ramirez made his best catch of the spring, sprinting into left-center to haul it in during Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Ramirez is hitting just .182 in eight games this spring, but the offense is not what we're watching. He's making the transition from shortstop to outfield this season, so his defense gets heavy scrutiny.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 2 months ago

Ramirez arrived at the Red Sox camp in Fort Myers on Thursday and began drills in the outfield, the Boston Globe reports.Ramirez is in camp a bit early to get himself acclimated to playing left field after being a shortstop for most of his career. Reports indicate he was comfortable fielding balls on the ground, but less so going back on line drives. Nothing to worry about yet; he's got another seven weeks to figure it out.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 3 months ago

Ramirez plans to arrive at spring training Feb. 9, two weeks before position players are scheduled to arrive, Comcast SportsNet New England reports.

Ramirez will use the additional time to work on his new position, left field. But even before he arrives in Fort Myers, Ramirez has begun preparation for the outfield back in his native Dominican Republic.