Hanley Ramirez

1B / Boston Red Sox / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Hanley Ramirez: Planning comeback next season

      Hanley Ramirez intends to play winter baseball during the offseason and will attempt to sign with a major-league team for the 2019 campaign, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.Ramirez was let go by the Red Sox at the end of May, and he failed to find work elsewhere within the league for the remainder of the year. He got off to a rough start with Boston through the first 44 games of the season, batting .254 with six home runs, 29 RBI and 35 strikeouts. Despite this, the 34-year-old believes he still has something left in the tank and figures to at least draw an invitation to spring training.

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      Hanley Ramirez: Not involved in investigation

      Hanley Ramirez is not involved with any federal or state investigation, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.Ramirez was reportedly connected to an incident in which drugs were recovered by police in a traffic-stop search. Ramirez was not present for the incident, which reportedly involved a friend who dropped his name in hopes of avoiding arrest. This contradicts prior reports which held that the driver said the drugs belonged to Ramirez and that the driver FaceTimed him during the stop. Assuming this latest report is accurate, there shouldn't be any legal issues preventing Ramirez from finding a new major-league team.

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      Hanley Ramirez: Might be involved in federal, state investigation

      Hanley Ramirez is being "eyed" in connection with a federal and state investigation, Michelle McPhee of ABC News reports. McPhee told 98.5 The Sports Hub on Friday that investigators are determining whether Ramirez was connected to a recent traffic stop -- for which Ramirez was not present -- where drugs were recovered by law enforcement.Though Ramirez, the Red Sox organization and Major League Baseball denied knowledge of any law-enforcement activities surrounding this incident, there have been whispers around Boston media that some negative story on Ramirez has been due to come out. McPhee, who previously was involved in breaking legal news surrounding Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, told the radio show about reports police stopping a driver tied to a widespread Massachusetts drug ring. When the drugs were found at the traffic stop, the driver allegedly told the police the substances belonged to Ramirez and FaceTimed him during the stop. There'll probably be more to come regarding the veracity of this report, whether Ramirez is actually involved and whether any of this will hinder his ability to find another big-league job.

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      Hanley Ramirez: Heads to free agency

      The Red Sox announced the release of Hanley Ramirez on Friday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.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 his hefty contract. The 34-year-old can now sign with any team without the burden of his previous salary. 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.

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      Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Release waivers requested

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

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      Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: To part ways with Boston

      The Boston Red Sox will designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment Friday, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.Ramirez will get bumped from the 40-man roster to make room for the return of Dustin Pedroia (knee) 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/first baseman. Ramirez is slashing .254/.313/.395 with six home runs and 29 RBI across 44 games this season.

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      Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Not starting Sunday

      Hanley Ramirez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.Ramirez is hitting just .188 in 16 games played this month and will retreat to the bench as the Boston Red Sox take on David Hess and the Orioles. Mitch Moreland will occupy first base duties in his stead.

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      Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Slumping, but driving in runs

      Hanley 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 he has driven in 12 runs during that stretch.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 Boston Red Sox have continually given to Ramirez, who sometimes gets pull-happy and tries to clear the Green Monster at Fenway Park.

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      Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Receives breather Sunday

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

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      Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Drives in three

      Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with home run, three RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Yankees.After an uninspiring beginning to May, Ramirez has mashed home runs in back-to-back games against the Yankees. Slotted in the lineup as a core member of the strong Boston Red Sox offense, Ramirez has gotten on base at a .361 clip, chipping in five homers, 22 runs and 24 RBI through 33 games.

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