Ramirez is batting fifth and slotted as the designated hitter for Friday's game against the Angels, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports. Ramirez missed Boston's game Wednesday with a recurring episode of shoulder soreness, but appears to be fine after a couple days of rest. The veteran will look to get back on track after beginning the month of June with a .197 average from the plate.
Ramirez is receiving a rest day Wednesday due to shoulder soreness, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. It appears the shoulder injury which forced Ramirez to sit out three games earlier this season is still causing problems. The power-hitting veteran has already missed time with trapezius and neck injuries this year, factors which manager John Farrell said have contributed to his struggles at the plate. Boston has an off day Thursday, so Ramirez will have a chance to get healthy in time for this weekend's series against the Angels.
Ramirez is not in the starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Royals, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. It appears to be a routine day off for Ramirez after he started each of the past three games since returning from a neck injury. The 33-year-old has gone 3-for-12 in those contests, lowering his monthly batting average to a dismal .200. He'll be aiming to turn things around as the Red Sox return home this weekend for a series with the Angels. Chris Young starts at DH in his stead.
Ramirez (neck) is back in the lineup as the designated hitter Sunday against Houston, Rob Bradford of WEEI reports. Ramirez was dealing with a pinching sensation in his neck that kept him out Friday and Saturday. While it's a good sign that he's back in the lineup after just two days, it wouldn't be surprising if the 33-year-old Ramirez continues to deal with this or other minor ailments as the season continues.
Ramirez (neck) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Astros, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Ramirez will now miss his second straight game with a neck issue that cropped up before Friday's series opener with the Astros. The severity of the issue remains unclear, so Ramirez should continue to be considered day-to-day until the Red Sox provide more information regarding his status. Chris Young will again start in his place as the designated hitter.
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