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Ramirez says he's ready to play 1B, even as he eyes DH spot

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) Hanley Ramirez doesn't expect any setbacks playing another new position with the Boston Red Sox this season. Ramirez, a shortstop for most of his career, struggled to adjust after moving to left field last year, leading the team to relocate him to first base in 2016. ''I've always been an infielder, so it's going to be easy,'' Ramirez said Saturday at...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez On Playing First Base: The Infield Is ‘My House’ (Video)

Hanley Ramirez made the transition from left field to first base for the Boston Red Sox last season, and it should continue into the 2016 campaign. When asked Saturday at Red Sox Winter Weekend about what it’ll be like to play first base this season, Ramirez said he enjoys playing in the infield, calling it “my house.” Watch the video above to hear more from Ramirez on playing...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebuilding The Red Sox: Let’s Fix Hanley Ramirez

When the Sox inked Hanley Ramirez to his four-year, $88 million deal before the 2015 offseason, I liked it.  I liked it because I liked Hanley as a ballplayer, because he was coming off a pretty good season for Los Angeles, and because I thought he would age well into his mid-30s. Plus, I’m an absolute sucker for positional versatility, and the idea of him being able to play the...
Via BP Boston
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Hanley Ramirez’s Horrendous Transition

Welcome to BP Boston’s Roster Recap series! Over the next four months, we’ll be breaking down every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. There’s no better time than the offseason to review the best (there...
Via BP Boston
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox trying to trade Hanley Ramirez

The Boston Red Sox are trying to trade Hanley Ramirez, according to a report. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafordo wrote in his Sunday column that there’s talk in the Red Sox front office that the team wants to move Ramirez. He mentions the Mariners, Angels and Orioles as all potential targets for a trade. Two potential issues to overcome with a deal involving Ramirez concern his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Says He’ll Play Winter Ball In The Dominican Republic

It looks as though Hanley Ramirez will get some game action at first base before spring training starts. The Boston Red Sox slugger told ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas on Monday that he’ll play in the Dominican Winter League for the Licey Tigers this offseason. Ramirez previously said he wasn’t planning on playing winter baseball, but he evidently had a change of heart. ...
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez's weight-loss program looks to be going fine

The Boston Red Sox told Hanley Ramirez to lose some weight, and by the looks of it, he listened. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has said on multiple occasions that he’d like to see Ramirez shed a few pounds as Ramirez gears up for a move to first base. Dombrowski has said a little less weight and a little more agility or flexibility could go a long way...
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t let Hanley Ramirez anywhere near first base

(Getty Images) Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing Writer The only time Hanley Ramirez should step foot on first base at Fenway Park next season is after he turns a double into a single as member of another team. Dave Dombrowski said he and Ramirez are on the “same page” about the lackadaisical slugger moving to first in Boston. Say it ain’t so, Dave. Say it ain’t so. Say...
Via RedSoxLife
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez taking practice reps at first base

Hanley Ramirez’s transition to left field has been pretty dreadful thus far, but it looks as though the Boston Red Sox might be taking steps to change that. Ramirez was spotted taking reps at first base ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field under the tutelage of David Ortiz and infield coach Brian Butterfield. Things that make you go...
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hanley Ramirez’s attitude has ‘irked’ Sox veterans

The Boston Red Sox are in last place in the AL East and have found themselves in the same discussion as teams like the Miami Marlins. One of their big offseason acquisitions, Pablo Sandoval, was recently benched after he went on Instagram in the middle of a game. The other, Hanley Ramirez, is apparently annoying...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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