Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 13 hours 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 BOS 2 days 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 BOS 3 days 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 BOS 3 days 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 BOS 4 days 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 BOS 4 days 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 BOS 5 days 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.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 5 days ago

Ramirez (hand) will not be going to the disabled list and could return to the lineup by Thursday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

It was certainly a good sign that Ramirez was joining his teammates in Toronto, but avoiding the disabled list is a big step for the converted outfielder. He's hit for a .283/.330/.482 slash line in 251 at-bats with 15 home runs and 38 RBI.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 5 days ago

Ramirez (hand) is with his teammates in Toronto on Monday, after getting an MRI in Boston on Sunday, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports.

Although Ramirez isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, the quick move to rejoin his teammates suggests that Sunday's MRI did not reveal anything serious. A DL stint still can't be ruled out, but it at least appears he has some chance to return this week. Ramirez hasn't played since getting hit by a line drive Wednesday.

Hanley Ramirez SS/LF BOS 6 days ago

Ramirez (hand) is going back to Boston to get an MRI, curtailing his road trip three days into the seven-game trip for the team.

There's a reasonable chance that Ramirez could hit the DL this week. At the very least, it seems unlikely that Ramirez will play in the first few games this upcoming week. "He's still feeling some discomfort," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "At this time [Monday], we will get a better read on his roster status and if there is anything in addition to what was determined by the CAT scan and the X-ray. Unfortunately, he is not progressing as we anticipated, particularly over the past 24-48 hours."