Ramirez blasted three homers and drove home six runs Wednesday in an 11-7 win over the Giants. Although he's had a decent season, Hanley's power had been mostly missing in action until Wednesday, when facing Matt Cain suddenly caused him to unleash his homer stroke. He hadn't hit a home run in close to a month, dating all the way back to June 25, and he hadn't had a multi-hit game since prior to the All-Star break, so this was a huge game for Ramirez and his fantasy owners alike; before this, it would have been hard to blame owners for starting to lose patience with the one-time superstar.
Ramirez (ankle/shin) is back in the lineup Friday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. Ramirez fouled a ball off his leg a week ago, which resulted in a bruised shin and two straight absences heading into the break. Fortunately, it seems the time off did Ramirez well as he will return to his normal spots at first base the No. 5 spot in the batting order to face right-hander Michael Pineda. Ramirez has improved his walk rate significantly from a year ago but he's making contact at a career-low rate (.340 BABIP).
Ramirez (ankle/shin) is out of the lineup Sunday against Tampa Bay, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports. Ramirez was removed from Friday's game after fouling a ball off his leg, and he has subsequently been held out of the lineup for Boston's final two games before the All-Star break. With Brock Holt (ankle) also absent, the Red Sox will start Aaron Hill at third base, Bryce Brentz in left field and Travis Shaw at first base.
Ramirez (ankle) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rays, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. Ramirez left Friday's game with a shin contusion after fouling a ball off his leg. He could wind up sitting out Sunday's game as well to give him some extra rest before the All-Star break. He will be replaced by Travis Shaw at first base for Saturday's outing.
Ramirez left Friday's game with a shin contusion after fowling a ball off his leg, the Boston Globe's Alex Speier reports. This was the second game in a row that Ramirez hit a foul ball off his shin, so he was in obvious pain following the game. It sounds like he is just day-to-day for now, although the Red Sox may take advantage of the All-Star break and give one of their hottest hitters a long stretch to rest up in advance of the second half. Ramirez was replaced by Travis Shaw, who was held out of the lineup to start the game with a foot contusion, and with Brock Holt dealing with a sprained ankle, the Red Sox don't have many healthy options at first base.