Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
3 weeks ago

The Red Sox announced the release of Ramirez on Friday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was the expected result after Boston designated Ramirez for assignment last week, with no team willing to put a waiver claim on him due to the hefty contract. The 34-year-old can now sign with any team without the burden of his previous contract. Ramirez slashed .254/.313/.395 in 195 plate appearances with Boston this season, and was in the midst of an 0-for-21 skid when he was let go.

Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
3 weeks ago

The Red Sox have requested unconditional release waivers on Ramirez, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This all but signals the end of Ramirez's tenure with the Red Sox, as he'll more than likely become a free agent in two days after passing through waivers untouched (thanks to his hefty contract). The 34-year-old had hit .254/.313/.395 across 44 games with the Red Sox prior to being designated for assignment last week.

Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
4 weeks ago

The Red Sox will reportedly designate Ramirez for assignment Friday, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe3 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez has been designated for assignment Friday to make room for the return of Dustin Pedroia from the disabled list. This comes as a surprise, seeing as Ramirez still has $15 million left on his contract for the 2018 season. Boston will have a week to either trade or release the 34-year-old designated hitter. Ramirez was slashing .254/.313/.395 with six home runs and 29 RBI across 44 games this season.

Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
1 month ago

Ramirez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez is hitting just .188 in 16 games played this month and will retreat to the bench as the Red Sox take on David Hess and the Orioles. Mitch Moreland will occupy first base duties in his stead.

Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
1 month ago

Ramirez went 0-for-4 in Saturday's win over Baltimore and is hitting just .188 in 16 games during the month of May, but has driven in 12 runs during that stretch.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez hasn't been driving the ball as he did in April, but hitting third in the batting order behind Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi has generated a lot of chances to drive in runs. "He showed up early (yesterday) to work on a few things," manager Alex Cora told Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. "We expect him again to start hitting line drives. One thing with him we have to remind him, if it's .300 with less home runs and a lot of RBI or hitting .200-whatever with (more) home runs, I like the complete hitter better than the home run hitter." That's a reminder the Red Sox have continually given to Ramirez, who sometimes gets pull happy and tries to clear the Green Monster at Fenway Park.

Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
1 month ago

Ramirez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez is likely just receiving a routine day off on a getaway day following five consecutive starts. His absence from the lineup opens up a spot at first base for Mitch Moreland, who will serve as the cleanup hitter in the series finale.

Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
1 month ago

Ramirez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez had started each of the Red Sox's last 12 games, so he'll receive a breather on getaway day and effectively get two days of rest with Boston off the schedule Monday. Mitch Moreland will fill in for Ramirez at first base Sunday and bat cleanup.

Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
2 months ago

Ramirez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez had started each of the Red Sox's previous seven games, so his absence for Sunday's matinee affair looks to be maintenance related. Mitch Moreland will replace Ramirez as Boston's first baseman and will occupy the cleanup spot.

Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
2 months ago

Ramirez went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez has a hit in four of his last five games, and he owns his lowest strikeout rate (17.1 percent) since 2015. The Red Sox have the best lineup in baseball at the moment, meaning the 34-year-old should continue to produce runs and RBI in bunches for as long as the team continues to rake.

Hanley Ramírez
1B/DH FA
2 months ago

Ramirez returned to the lineup Saturday and went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Boston's 10-3 win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez had missed nearly two full games after taking a pitch off his wrist, but reported Saturday ready to play. The injury did little to cool off Ramirez, who has three home runs, 15 RBI and a .362 batting average through 15 games. The slugger told Conor Ryan of MassLive.com that after offseason shoulder surgery, he felt a release and the shoulder was freer than last season. That's evident in Ramirez's early-season production.