Ramirez is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. With no designated hitter spot available in Cincinnati, Ramirez will head to the bench for the start of a second straight contest, though he appeared as a pinch hitter Friday. Manager John Farrell doesn't intend to use Ramirez in the field in NL stadiums, so look for Mitch Moreland to man first base for Sunday's series finale as well.
Ramirez entered Friday's 5-4 win over the Reds as a pinch hitter and flied out deep to left field in his lone at-bat. Manager John Farrell's intention is not to use Ramirez in the field while the Red Sox play in a National League city without the benefit of a designated hitter this weekend, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports. With Cincinnati throwing right-handed starters in all three games, Mitch Moreland will be the likely starter at first base through Sunday.
Ramirez is out of the lineup Friday against the Reds, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. With the Red Sox playing in a National League ballpark, they won't be able to use a designated hitter. As a result, Ramirez will head to the bench. Boston could opt to use Ramirez at first base instead of Mitch Moreland at some point over the weekend. However, if the Sox choose to keep Ramirez out of the lineup, he'd likely return to the DH spot Monday against the Blue Jays.
Ramirez went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run against the Orioles on Wednesday. Back in the lineup after sitting out of the starting nine for six straight games due to a biceps injury, Han-Ram looked none the worse for wear in this one. Still, the 33-year-old has shown significant signs of decline this year, with his numbers down across the board and his strikeout rate at a career high. He's become a fringe fantasy own in shallower formats.
Ramirez (biceps) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Ramirez was omitted from the starting lineup for six consecutive games but is ready to return Wednesday night. He'll serve as Boston's designated hitter and hit fifth in the order.
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