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Hanley Ramirez (SS,LF)

Boston Red Sox - 99% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Hanley Ramirez (hand) produced encouraging results during a batting practice session Tuesday, prompting manager John Farrell to "expect him in the lineup [Wednesday]," the Boston Globe reports. (Source: Boston Globe)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez has not played since June 24th and the Red Sox as well as fantasy owners could use his bat back in the lineup. With the encouraging batting practice results it looks like that he will be back very soon.

 

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Hanley Ramirez to avoid DL stint

Tue, Jun 30th 2:12am EDT
By John Aubin

Hanley Ramirez arrived in Toronto and took some swings off a tee once he did. So his progression has started. The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham reports. (Source: Peter Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez was sent back to Boston for an MRI, which did not reveal anything serious. He is now back with the team in Toronto and could play in the series with a likely target of Thursday. Ramirez when healthy this season has been a top 20 fantasy player.

 

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Hanley Ramirez to get an MRI

Sun, Jun 28th 3:25pm EDT
By John Aubin

Hanley Ramirez (hand) is going back to Boston to get an MRI, curtailing his road trip three days into the seven-game trip for the team. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Sunday will be the fourth game Hanley Ramirez misses with a left hand injury. It looks to be more serious than originally thought and Ramirez is heading back to Boston. Ramirez could end up on the DL or miss a few more games depending on the MRI results.

 

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Hanley has missed the past three games after he was struck in the hand while running the bases. The team claims he is day-to-day.

Fantasy Impact: If he plays, you play him. He is definitely not a drop unless it turns out he is going to miss most of the rest of the season but there is no current indication that is a likely outcome.

 

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Hanley went 1-for-3 on Sunday with a solo HR. Hanley has been hot the last three games as he has gone 5-for-11 with a walk, two HR, three runs scored and four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Rameriz is an elite option if you still get to use his old SS eligibility. If you can only use him as an OF, he is still awful good. He should be owned.

 

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Hanley Ramirez sits out on Friday

Fri, Jun 12th 11:30pm EDT
By Billy Moy

Ramirez sat out Friday night with soreness in both his left hamstring and left knee. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: He was hit by a pitch on the inside of his left knee on Tuesday. He played Wednesday and Thursday but something in his hamstring during Thursday's game prompted a sixth inning visit from the Red Sox's trainer. John Farrell said Ramirez was just getting "a day to get over" the soreness so for now this doesn't appear to be anything serious.

 

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Hanley Ramirez (knee) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles and will be the designated hitter. (Source: Boston Red Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez left Tuesday's game after fouling a ball off of his knee. The X-rays were negative and Ramirez will be back in the lineup at DH and will be hitting third. He has been getting back in his groove after a mid May slump and is getting back to elite fantasy status.

 

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Hanley Ramirez had to leave Tuesday's game against the Orioles after fouling a ball off his left knee. X-rays on Hanley Ramirez's left knee came back negative.

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Hanley Ramirez owners. Ramirez is starting to heat up after a slow start coming back from a shoulder injury back in early May that caused him to miss a few games. Ramirez says he should be back in the lineup on Wednesday but don't be surprised if Boston sits him out a game.

 

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Ramirez had a steal, run and RBI to go with his two hits in Wednesday's double header. All of his damage came in the first game though, Ramirez struck out in a pinch hit opportunity in the second game.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez had an ugly May so fantasy owners will welcome any sign of life. If you've got him you're playing him so hopefully his June looks a lot more like April (1.000 OPS) than May (.623).

 

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Thursday in Texas, Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with one walk, one run and one RBI. The bulk of those stats came on his sixth inning HR which gives him 11 on the season and his first in the month of May. Ramirez's other hit was a double (4).

Fantasy Impact: Not the Ramirez would admit it, but the shoulder injury that he suffered in late April coincided with the disappearance of his power at the plate. Hopefully, Thursday's performance is a harbinger of things to come and Hanley is able to recapture some of that April magic as the clock turns to June. He's definitely a safe start at SS right now as there aren't a whole lot of better options.

 

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Hanley Ramirez left Friday's game in the sixth inning after getting hit in the left hand by pitch, the Boston Herald reports. Tests on his hand showed no fracture, according to manager John Farrell. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: The injury to Hanley Ramirez's hand does not sound serious and could be day to day. There should be more news coming out on Saturday. Ramirez has struggled at the plate since coming back from his shoulder injury earlier in the season.

 

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Hanley Ramirez has a four hit game

Fri, May 15th 11:49am EDT
By Chris McCoy

Hanley Ramirez went 4-for-5 in Boston's first game of a four game series in Seattle. One of the four hits was a double. Ramirez is now batting .284 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez's first few games back after his shoulder injury saw him collect only one hit in 15 at-bats. However, in the last two games Hanley has found his stroke again going 6-for-9. He has yet to hit a HR since returning, so its possible that the shoulder injury sapped some of his power, but it could also be a correction from his 10 HR April. Ramirez is a safe bet to start in any format.

 

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Hanley Ramirez returns to line-up

Mon, May 11th 11:18am EDT
By Chris McCoy

Hanley Ramirez returned to the Boston line-up over the weekend after missing four games with a strained shoulder. Before Sunday's game in Toronto, Ramirez said of his shoulder "Its a work in progress". He was 1-for-8 in the final two games of the series and scored two runs. (Source: Rob Bradford - WEEI)

Fantasy Impact: The good news here is that Ramirez only missed what was essentially 4 games with a shoulder injury. The bad news is that we don't really know how the injury will affect his performance going forward. For the time being you can expect him to lose a few AB's here and there as the Red Sox try to give him some time to recover. However, unless you have a better option at SS, its probably best to leave him in your line-up until things are more clear.

 

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Hanley Ramirez taking some swings, could hit on the field on Saturday. Manager John Farrell said DL looking unlikely according to Pete Abraham on Twitter. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Hanley Ramirez fantasy owners. He has not played since Monday and it has been unknown how long he would be out. With this news it could be Sunday or the beginning of next week when Ramirez will be back in action.

 

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Hanley Ramirez left Tuesdays game after cathing a fly ball and crashing into the left field wall. It was later released that he has a sprain in his left shoulder which has already been operated on twice. He is currently listed as day-to-day and its looking better that he may return to the line-up soon and not have to go on the DL. (Source: Baseball Tonight Official Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: So what does this mean for the Red Sox. The Red Sox have struggled offensively lately not getting enough runs to win after falling behind early in games. The pitching staff also have not been able to shut down the other teams offense early in starts. Without Ramirez the Red Sox lose their biggest offensive contributer. If the red sox are going to get anywhere without Ramirez then the pitching staff needs to step up and start pitching, good baseball deep into games. Look for key younger guys to start stepping and trying to fill Ramirez's role like Mookie Betts, and zander bogarts. Also look for David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval to take over the offensive duties. It'll be interesting to see if the Red Sox will bring up Rusney Castillo to fill the gap in left field if Allen Craig doesn't workout. No matter what happens the Red Sox need to get Hanley Ramirez back in order to climbout of the basement of the AL east.

 

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Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is considered day-to-day and will be monitored over the next couple of days before the Red Sox consider placing him on the DL, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. (Source: Rob Bradford on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez sprained his left shoulder colliding with a wall to try to make a catch. This shoulder has been surgically repaired twice in his career so the Red Sox are going to use caution with their star player. Keep your eye on updates as he is listed as day to day but could be put on the 15 day disabled list.

 

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Hanley Ramirez homered and drove in two runs in four at-bats in Wednesday night's win over the Blue Jays. It was the second consecutive game in which he's homered and fourth in the last three games.

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez is on a hot streak to start the season. He already has 10 home runs and 22 RBI which ties him with Nelson Cruz for the league lead. If Ramirez can stay healthy he could put up some serious numbers this year.

 

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a HR and two more RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez brought his season average up to .295 to go with his nine HRs and 20 RBI. He has been a fantasy stud early on for his owners and is a must start every day he's in the Red Sox lineup

 

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 Sunday afternoon slugging two homers to bring his season total to eight.

Fantasy Impact: Hanley is having an incredible start to his reunion season with the Red Sox. He has his batting average sitting at .300 with eight HRs and 18 RBI so far, he is a must-start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Tuesday against the Rays, Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base. The stolen base was his first of the year, and he is now hitting .269 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is not the speed threat he was early in his career when he was a lock to steal between 20-30 bases, but he can still swipe a bag here and there. After all he did steal 14 last season with the Dodgers. Its possible that Ramirez could still get double digit steals in 2015 as he knows how to pick his spots coupled with the Red Sox highly efficient (10-for-10 in SB's in 2015) and aggressive approach on the base paths.

 

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Hanley Ramirez (illness) expects to play Tuesday in Boston's series-opener versus the Rays. (Source: Gordon Edes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez left in the third inning of Monday's game which turned out to be an illness. He should be ready to play Tuesday but keep an eye on his status closer to game time.

 

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Hanley Ramirez hit his fourth home run of the season on Wednesday in the Red Sox loss to the Nationals. Ramirez currently has a .278 average to go with a .953 OPS and nine RBI's through 8 games played.

Fantasy Impact: Thus far this season Ramirez has put up good numbers for an outfielder, so that fact the he is probably starting at short stop in most leagues is huge bonus for owners. He has shown throughout his career the ability to stay hot for prolonged periods when he's healthy and right now he is healthy. Keep him in your line-up as long he's on the field.

 

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Hanley Ramirez shifted from the left field to third base Tuesday against the Nationals after Pablo Sandoval left the game for precautionary reasons. Sandoval had been hit in the foot by a pitch in the previous inning.

Fantasy Impact: Normally, super utility man Brock Holt would have been called upon to take over at third, but with him already at short for an ailing Bogaerts, the Red Sox had few options. While its Boston's preference that Hanley spend as much time in left field as possible, Tuesday's emergency fill-in shows that its possible Ramirez could pick up some games at third throughout the season. Keep an eye on this and check your league rules as Hanley may sneak in some third base eligibility for this season or next.

 

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Hanley Ramirez had a CT scan done on his right foot after the game on Monday, and the exam came back negative. Manager John Farrell expects him to be in the lineup Tuesday. (Source: Brain MacPherson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez had to leave Monday's game after fouling a ball off of his right foot. It looks like he is ok after the exam. Check in to see if he actually plays on Tuesday. With the Red Sox depth they can afford to give him a night off.

 

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Hanley Ramirez's first game with the Red Sox was huge going 2-for-5 with a grand slam and another solo shot in Boston's 8-0 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: If Hanley Ramirez can stay healthy this year he may finally put up numbers that could make him an MVP candidate. He is in a good hitting park and in the middle of a strong lineup.

 

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Red Sox manager John Farrell has nothing but good things to report so far this spring in regards the Hanley Ramirez and his presence in the Boston clubhouse. Ramirez to his credit said that during his time in the Marlins and Dodgers organizations he learned a lot about how to prioritize the team's interest over his own. (Source: Brian MacPherson - Providence Journal)

Fantasy Impact: Attitude is not something that necessary shows up in the stat line in a quantifiable way. However, reports like these are certainly encouraging considering the organization and position changes Ramirez made this off season. While he's not the all around fantasy stud he was his first 5 season in Miami, Ramirez was still good enough to post a 132 OPS+ in 449 AB's with the Dodgers last season. Production like that easily slides him into the top tier for fantasy baseball shortstops.

 

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Returning to the team that originally drafted him, new Boston outfielder Hanley Ramirez seems to have matured and found a new perspective on his baseball career. (Source: Rob Bradford - WEEI)

Fantasy Impact: Mature or not, Hanley Ramirez can hit. The question has always been his health. The move to the outfield could reduce the everyday wear and tear that wore Ramirez down while manning shortstop. If so, a monster year could follow for the 31 year old who will still retain his SS eligibility in 2015.

 

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Hanley Ramirez is planning on arriving in Fort Myers on Feb. 9, about two weeks before position players are due to report. That will give Ramirez additional time to get work in at his new position, left field. But even before he arrives for spring training, his preparation has already begun. Ramirez has been working out in the outfield in his native Dominican Republic for several weeks now. "I've een working on balls [hit] over my head and [moving] side-to-side,'' said Ramirez at the Red Sox' Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Casino, "and hitting the cutoff man. I think if I put in all the work in that I need to put to get better, it's not going to be that hard.'' Ramirez has brief experience playing the outfield in Instructional League and winter ball and thinks he can make the transition successfully. (Source: CSNNE)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez starting training camp two weeks early is great news for Red Sox fans and fantasy owners. Ramirez has never been known for his effort and dedication so to hear that he is committed to learning a new position could mean a new attitude. Ramirez could be primed for a huge year if he can stay healthy and is able to learn left field.

 

Though John Farrell won't submit a lineup card in a regular-season game until April 6, the manager already has a pretty good idea of the way he plans on slotting his Red Sox players. In a radio interview with WEEI on Thursday night, Farrell revealed that he's leaning toward putting Hanley Ramirez in the cleanup spot. Farrell likes the left-right balance he could have in the middle of the order, with lefty David Ortiz batting third, followed by Ramirez (right-handed), Pablo Sandoval (switch-hitter) and Mike Napoli (righty). "The one thing that clearly stands out is we have balance left- and right-handed," Farrell said. "I have always liked David in the No. 3 hole. You know he is going to come up in the first inning. I think Hanley gives David some protection behind him. Then you start to create some protection, and we want to keep Sandoval on the left side of the plate as much as possible." (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: The biggest key with Hanley Ramirez is staying healthy. He has proven in his previous stops that when he can stay on the field he is a dominant hitter. If Ramirez bats cleanup in the revamped Red Sox lineup he could be a top 10 fantasy player. Having shortstop eligibility as well as gaining outfield eligibility this season makes him even more intriguing. It will be a roll of the dice when drafting Ramirez this year. Fantasy owners who take the risk will be hoping for Ramirez to be able to stay in this lineup and have a monster year.