Hanley Ramirez
Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez (1B,LF,DH)

Boston Red Sox

Bats: R   Throws: R

Hanley Ramirez could still play some first base this coming season as part of a platoon with the newly acquired Mitch Moreland, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. (Source: Providence Journal)

Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox will need to replace David Ortiz at DH going into 2017. It would make sense to move Ramirez to that spot. He is injury prone and the move to just hitting may preserve him and could help increase his batting numbers. Moreland is a Gold Glove winner and it would be smart to have him in the field.


Hanley Ramirez finished 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts on Friday night. Ramirez is 2-for-17 with an RBI over the last seven days. He has an .861 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has been hitless in four consecutive games, but has walked in three consecutive games and has three multi-hit games in his last 10 games. He finished September with a .313 batting average, two doubles, 10 home runs, 14 runs scored, and 26 RBI.

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Hanley Ramirez singles

Sat, Sep 24th 8:55am EDT
By Matthew Young

Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-4 on Friday with a single. He struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez cooled off a bit on Friday, but is still batting .292 for the season.

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Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has been on fire and over the last week, he is hitting .462 with five homers and 12 runs batted in. The veteran first basemen should be started this upcoming week for fantasy owners and he is currently a good value in DFS leagues.

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, an RBI single, and a walk in Friday’s 7-2 victory over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez has been on a tear over the last week and now has 10 homers over his last 19 games. The veteran first baseman should be started in all fantasy leagues and is a good value in DFS.

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Hanley Ramirez finished 1-for-3 with a walk against the Orioles on Wednesday. Ramirez is now 7-for-21 with three home runs, five runs scored, and seven RBI over the last seven days. He has an .846 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has five home runs and 13 RBI in September, proving to be one of the best hitters of the month thus far with a .318 batting average as well. He has hits in eight of his last 10 games and has reached base multiple times in five of those games.

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-3 on Friday, hitting a homerun and driving in three runs as the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 13-3. He also scored two runs of his own and was walked once.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez hit his 22nd homerun of the season on Friday. His batting average is now .285 for the year.

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Hanley Ramirez homers

Thu, Sep 8th 7:07am EDT
By Matthew Young

Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-5 on Wednesday. His only hit was a solo homerun in the eighth inning.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ramirez's 21st homerun of the season. His batting average is .283 for the season now.

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Hanley Ramirez steals a base

Wed, Sep 7th 7:31am EDT
By Matthew Young

Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-5 on Tuesday with a single. He drove in one run and had a stolen base on the evening.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has now stolen 9 bases this year. His batting average is .284.

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Hanley Ramirez helped lead the Boston Red Sox to a win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. He hit a homerun, but went just 1-for-3. He drove in four runs and scored two himself.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez was walked once and struck out once on Wednesday, but was making contact at the right time. His batting average is now .281.

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Hanley Ramirez connected for his 18th homerun of the year against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Boston Red Sox lost 4-3, but Ramirez is beginning to show the team what he is capable of. He went 3-for-4, driving in two runs on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is currently batting .281 for the season. He also had a walk during the game.

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Hanley Ramirez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Red Sox win over the Royals. Ramirez is 5-for-22 with a double, home run, two RBI, and three runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .808 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez had not hit a home run since his two-home run game on August 12, so the home and multi-hit game, his first since August 19, was a nice boost for fantasy owners. He is hitting .286 with four home runs, six doubles, eight runs scored, and 17 RBI this month.

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Hanley Ramirez back in form

Tue, Aug 23rd 7:21am EDT
By Matthew Young

Hanley Ramirez appears to be back in playing form after helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-2. He hit his 25th double of the season, going 1-for-3 for the night. He drove in a run and scored one, too. There was one strikeout and one walk against Ramirez on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has had a rough season, missing time at various points throughout the year. He appears to have those issues behind him. His batting average stands at .280 for the season now.

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Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-4 on Sunday, hitting a single and scoring a run. He struck out once, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers, 5-10.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez saw his batting average drop to .280 at the conclusion of Sunday's game.

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Hanley Ramirez had a big night for the Boston Red Sox on Friday as they beat the Detroit Tigers, 10-2. He went 3-for-5, driving in four runs, and scoring one. Two of his hits were doubles.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez also picked up a stolen base on the evening. His batting average has improved to .282. He struck out once during the game.

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Hanley Ramirez was back in the Boston Red Sox lineup on Thursday. He went 2-for-3, driving in one run as the Red Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers, 3-4.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez had one base on balls and one strikeout on Thursday. His batting average is now .278.

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Hanley Ramirez was placed on the bereavement list following Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. The bereavement list allows for three days off, meaning Ramirez could return as late as Thursday's game against the Tigers. (Source: Jason Mastrodonato on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: For fantasy owners in weekly leagues, it would be wise to sit Ramirez this week, as he will miss at least the three games. Ramirez had started to heat up, hitting 4-for-11 with two homers over three games after a cold stretch. Hopefully, he can pick up where he left off when he gets back.

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Hanley Ramirez homers twice

Sat, Aug 13th 6:40am EDT
By Matthew Young

Hanley Ramirez hit two homeruns in the Boston Red Sox victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. He went 2-for-4 on the evening, driving in six runs.

Fantasy Impact: This pair of homeruns brought Ramirez's total for the season up to 16. His batting average is currently at .273.

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Hanley Ramirez left Thursday's game against the Yankees following a collision at first base. Ramirez had a good night offensively before his injury, going 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez was complaining about back spasms after the game and is expected to have some tests done. More news should come out on Friday and he should be considered day-to-day for now.

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Hanley Ramirez (wrist) has a sprained wrist and will miss a few games, but appears unlikely to land on the DL, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. Ramirez was out of the lineup for Wednesday's game after jamming his left wrist on a staircase railing while going into the clubhouse Tuesday. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Ramirez may not end up on the disabled list, he will still be day to day and could end up missing the series with the Dodgers. Avoid playing Ramirez in daily leagues until it is known for sure the he is back in the lineup for Boston.

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Hanley Ramirez jammed his left wrist on a staircase railing while going into the clubhouse after Tuesday's game and is being sent for X-rays. This would be an awful way for Ramirez to suffer an injury, as he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday before apparently slipping on his way to the clubhouse after the game. (Source: Tim Britton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez should be considered day-to-day until the X-ray results come out. The first baseman has been on a hot streak hitting six homers with 14 RBI over the last two weeks.

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Hanley Ramirez to sit on Wednesday

Wed, Jul 27th 11:01am EDT
By John Aubin

Hanley Ramirez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, according to Ryan Hannable of WEEI. Ramirez went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's game, so manager John Farrell decided it was time to give Ramirez his first day off since the All-Star break. (Source: Ryan Hannable on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has struggled with power numbers all season but after the All-Star break, the first baseman has turned it on. In the last seven days, Ramirez has hit five homers and driven in 12 runs. He is hot right now and is a good value in DFS leagues.


Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Twins. Ramirez hit his three-run shot off Twins starter Tommy Milone in the third inning.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has been heating up since the All-Star break and has five homers and 12 RBI over his last five games. The first baseman is a good play in DFS while he is on this torrid stretch.

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Hanley Ramirez homers

Sun, Jul 24th 8:22am EDT
By Matthew Young

Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-3 on Saturday, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Minnesota Twins, 11-9. His one hit was a three-run homerun.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez was also walked twice on Saturday, giving the Red Sox some much needed baserunners. His batting average now stands at .280 for the season.

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Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with three home runs and six RBI for the Red Sox against the Giants on Wednesday. These were the first three home runs of the month for Ramirez, who has a .375 batting average, six doubles, eight runs scored, and nine RBI in July. He has an .813 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez was having a solid month and the only thing missing was power; his first three-home run of his career provided more than enough power and was part of his first multi-hit game since July 4. He is on pace to approach 20 home runs and 100 RBI this season, with about 90 runs scored, making him a suitable utility option or starting 1B in deeper leagues.

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Hanley Ramirez back in action

Wed, Jul 20th 9:42am EDT
By Matthew Young

Hanley Ramirez is back in the Boston Red Sox's starting lineup. He went 1-for-3 on Tuesday as the Red Sox beat the San Francisco Giants, 0-4.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has been consistent this season, batting .280 so far for the year. Although he's underperforming what the team expected out of him, he can be valuable on daily fantasy rosters from time to time.

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Hanley Ramirez was out of the Red Sox lineup once again on Sunday due to his shin injury, but he's expected to return following the All-Star break.

Fantasy Impact: There was no reason to rush Han-Ram back with the upcoming All-Star break, and the time off should give him plenty of opportunity to recover for Friday's start of the second half. He's been solid this season, though he's been a bit lacking in the power department, only providing eight HRs on the season despite his hitter-friendly home park and the lineup surrounding him.

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Hanley Ramirez left Friday's game with a shin contusion after fouling a ball off his leg, the Boston Globe's Alex Speier reports. Ramirez was 1-for-3 with one run scored in the game before leaving. (Source: Alex Speier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This sounds like it could be another day to day injury for Hanley Ramirez. It would not be surprising if the Red Sox sit him for the last two games before the All-Star break but keep posted on updates on his status.

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Hanley Ramirez notches a steal

Wed, Jul 6th 10:59am EDT
By Matthew Young

Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-2 on Tuesday, walking twice and getting a steal in the process. The Red Sox lost to the Texas Rangers, 7-2.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is having a decent season, and is currently batting .289 for the year.

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-2 with a walk in Saturday night's 21-2 loss to the Angels. He returned to the lineup after a one-game absence due to an oblique strain.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez looks to be fully recovered from his latest day to day injury which was a strain of the oblique. He should be good to go in weekly fantasy leagues for next week.

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Hanley Ramirez (side) hopes to play on Friday. Ramirez tweaked his side when he took a massive hack with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of Wednesday's showdown with the Rays. As the slugger explained it, "Side got really tight. I talked to John [Farrell] and we’re just trying to prevent something big. He told me that we’re not going to put your season on the line. Take care of that and be ready to go Friday." (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: As many fantasy owners may know, Ramirez has a history of minor injuries that become day to day issues. His readiness for game action should become clearer following the Red Sox off day on Thursday.

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Hanley Ramirez left Wednesday's game with a right side injury and is day-to-day, the Boston Herald's Mike Silverman reports. He injured himself on a violent swing midway through Wednesday's game and stayed in for a bit before being replaced by Travis Shaw at first base. Ramirez finished 0-for-3 at the plate. (Source: Mike Silverman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez should be considered day to day and keep updated for reports on his injury.

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Hanley Ramirez hits two-run homer

Sat, Jun 25th 1:40am EDT
By John Aubin

Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, two runs, and a walk Friday at the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: This was the second home run in three nights for Hanley Ramirez who now has seven on the season. While his power may be coming back, Ramirez is still struggling at the plate hitting .222 over the last two weeks and is striking out at a much higher rate than his career numbers.

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Hanley Ramirez homers

Thu, Jun 23rd 10:14am EDT
By Matthew Young

Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-5 in the Boston Red Sox loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, but his one hit was a homerun. He struck out twice on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez had the one solo homerun, which was his sixth of the year. He's batting .263 for the season now.

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, a walk, and two runs Wednesday against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: This could be the game that breaks Ramirez out of his funk. He has only hit .191 in the last two weeks before Wednesday's game. Ramirez has actually played solid defense with his move to first base, but has struggled at the plate which is a change. Ramirez only has five home runs on the season and hopefully he is snapping out of it with his big game.

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Hanley Ramirez provided some much needed offense for the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. He went 1-for-3, driving in one run, and scoring another.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez also walked once on Sunday. He's currently batting .282 for the season.

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in Saturday's 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is having a stellar month of May and is hitting .313 over his 83 at-bats this month. His value has gone up in fantasy with his dual eligibility of OF and 1B and is a good sell high for owners who may be wary of his injury history. Ramirez has only played more than 150 games in one season out of the last seven.

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Hanley Ramirez (toe) is expected to be back in the lineup Wednesday, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports. X-rays on his toe were negative after he left late Tuesday after getting hit by a pitch. (Source: Tim Britton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox could be cautious and sit Ramirez on Wednesday but fantasy owners should be glad this injury turned out not to be serious. Ramirez is hitting well this season with a .311 average to go with four homers and four steals.

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A hit for Hanley Ramirez

Sat, May 21st 9:53am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Hanley Ramirez moved his May average to .355 with a 1-for-4 performance against Corey Kluber and the Indians on Friday. He has hits in nine of his last 10 games, posting a .304 batting average over the last seven days. Ramirez has an .819 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Seven of Ramirez's 14 extra-base hits have come this month and he is now hitting .312 this season. Ramirez has 10 RBI and 14 runs scored this month, playing like a solid option at 1B. Although he has been great this season, he only has a .735 OPS at home and is only 1-for-2 against Trevor Bauer, the Indians' starter on Saturday.

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Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs in an 11-1 victory over the Astros on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is starting off May the right way as he's now 14-for-36 (.389) with three homers, nine RBI and 11 runs scored for the month. He is currently a good value at first base in DFS and should be started in all fantasy leagues.

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Hanley Ramirez hit a homerun in Tuesday night's win over the Oakland Athletics. He had two runs batted in and a total of three hits as he filled in for the designated hitter role for the evening.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez was 3-for-4 for the night, scoring three runs, and walking once.

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Hanley Ramirez, who was hit by a pitch on the left wrist during Sunday's game, was back in the lineup Monday night, going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Boston's win over Oakland. Ramirez was seen holding and rubbing the wrist during Sunday night's game, suggesting he might be given a day off Monday, but he responded well overnight and was ready to play.

Fantasy Impact: It is good to see Hanley Ramirez play through the injury as he has been known to sit for stretches with minor injuries. He has adapted well to playing first base this season and is hitting a solid .286 with three homers and four steals.

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Hanley Ramirez (wrist) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the A's, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Ramirez was struck by a pitch on the wrist in Sunday's game, but he was not removed from the contest, and will not be forced to sit out Monday either. As he regularly does, he will man first base and hit fifth Monday evening. (Source: Jason Mastrodonato on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is definitely good news for Hanley Ramirez owners. The normally fragile player has been known to sit out a few games with minor injuries. Ramirez has been a pleasant surprise at first base and is hitting .284 with three home runs and 17 RBI so far this season.

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Hanley Ramirez is a late scratch onWednesday against the White Sox due to flu-like symptoms. (Source: MLBLineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has gotten off to a solid start and you never want to have someone like him out of your lineup. Hopefully, the symptoms aren't too bad and he will have to only miss one game.


Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 Thursday night against the Braves. Ramirez racked up one double and two RBI along the way. He is now hitting .287 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hanley has now recorded a hit in six of his last seven games including three multi-hit games over that stretch. What has been absent though is his OBP and SLG which are well below career norms at .304 and .402 respectively. Hopefully, his recent mini hot streak is an indication of good things to come. In the mean time, Hanley is really only a CI or third OF option in most leagues.

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Hanley is just taking the day off as he has played all 18 games so far this season. (Source: Baseballpress.com)

Fantasy Impact: Travis Shaw will start at 1B while Josh Rutledge will man 3B. Ramirez should be back in the lineup Tuesday.


Hanley Ramirez hitless Tuesday

Wed, Apr 20th 10:48am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Hanley Ramirez was held hitless in four at-bats on Tuesday. Ramirez struck out twice against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez and the Red Sox fell victim to Drew Smyly Tuesday, but he'd been solid of late with four hits, including two extra-base hits, and three runs scored over his previous three games. Hanley's power numbers could improve as the weather warms in Boston.

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Hanley Ramirez is 1-for-11 over his last three games, striking out four times without registering an extra base hit and driving in only one run. This cold spell has dropped Ramirez's batting average to .333.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez had taken well to the transition to first base, registering a five-game hitting streak to start the season and posting four multi-hit games. Even with the cold spell, Ramirez will gain 1B eligibility within the next week, adding to his value. The Red Sox have had a potent lineup to open the season, as they have scored 5.5 runs per game, and Ramirez will have a plethora of opportunities to drive in runs.

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Hanley Ramirez had three hits, including a double, in four at-bats in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is starting off the season hot, hitting safely in all five games thus far, including multiple hits in four of them. He is also playing solid defense at first base. Ramirez could be a sleeper this year, but he could just as easily end up disappointing fans with his many different ailments that will crop up throughout the year. For now, enjoy the ride.

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a single, a solo-homer, and a stolen base against Cleveland on Wednesday. He also struckout once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: It seems HanRam has taken to first base nicely, as he is batting .500, adding a home run and SB on Wednesday to boot. He should be active in all formats, as Hanley represents one of a handful of players that could reach top-3 round value, despite being drafted in the 10th or 11th round.

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Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-3 Saturday against the Twins. His lone hit was a home run in the fourth inning off reliever Nefi Ogando. Ramirez is now hitting .333 on the spring with a .975 OPS.

Fantasy Impact: So far this spring, Ramirez has demonstrated the mechanics and approach that made him one of the best pure hitters in baseball once upon a time. While he will start the season with only OF eligibility, Hanley projects to earn his 1B and CI eligibility within the first two weeks. With a current ADP of 122 Ramirez is coming off the board as a third OF. Feel good about taking him there and hope that he has a bounce back season and turns into a high number two or low number one OF.


Hanley Ramirez goes 2-for-2

Mon, Mar 7th 9:35am EST
By Chris McCoy

On Sunday against the Orioles, Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-2 with one RBI, a double and a stolen base. Ramirez is now 4-for-8 on the spring.

Fantasy Impact: In addition to slimming down this offseason, Ramirez also managed to shorten up his swing. Results so far this spring have been positive with Ramirez appearing to have recaptured some of what made him one of the best all around hitters in the game at one time. Ramirez is currently being drafted as a third outfielder, but has to potential to produce like a number one. With an ADP of 118, Hanley could be a big time steal if you can grab him in the 10th round or later.

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Reporting early to camp, newly minted Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez was hard at work learning his second position in as many seasons. According to infield coach Brian Butterfield "He was light on his feet. He looks pretty natural right now." (Source: Rob Bradford - weei.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez will begin this season with OF eligibility and should have 1B by week two. With that being said, you shouldn't draft Hanley with designs on him being a top 15 1B. His current ADP is 117 which puts him at the end of the 9th round in a 12 team mixed league. If you can snatch him up some time after the 10th round you might find some value, but don't plan on him being more than a CI or third OF.


Hanley Ramirez met with Red Sox baseball chief Dave Dombrowski in Boca this week to make sure that everyone was on the same page this offseason. In addition to the conformation that Ramirez's shoulder was fully healed the meeting also helped to reiterate both the expectation that Hanley will be a first baseman in 2016 and that the team expects him to trim down a bit. Dombrowski did however make it clear that Ramirez is working exclusively on conditioning at this time and is not actively taking any ground balls. (Source: Rob Bradford - WEEI.com)

Fantasy Impact: There are more than a few question marks surrounding Ramirez in 2016 as he prepares to make his second position switch in as many seasons. These concerns will likely cause Hanley to plummet in most draft rankings as he will also be losing his short stop and middle infielder eligibility. Depending on the depth of your league Ramirez could be worth a shot as a late round pick where he won't cause too many problems if he goes bust again.


New Red Sox baseball chief Dave Dombrowski has reportedly asked Hanley Ramirez to shed 15-20 lbs over the off season. The expectation was confirmed by interim manager Torey Lovullo “That’€™s our expectation. I dont have the paperwork in front of me but I think it was 15 or 20 pounds lighter, that’€™s what was asked of him.” Ramirez had intentionally bulked up after signing with the Red Sox in preparation for his transition to the outfield. (Source: Rob Bradford - WEEI.com)

Fantasy Impact: Overall health seems to be the major driving force behind the organization's request that Ramirez drop down a weight class. However, Ramirez has always had a hard time staying healthy regardless of his size or position. What the weight loss may do is keep Hanley from trying to be a power hitter, and allow him to get back to what he does best which is spray doubles all over the field. His 12 doubles in 2015 was a career low and nearly a third of what he put up in 2014 (35 doubles) while posting a usable .817 OPS over 128 games.


Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is "getting close" to being able to play a game at first base, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. Ramirez hasn't played since Aug. 26 due to shoulder inflammation, but it appears that could be coming to an end in the near future.

Fantasy Impact: With the season winding down, fantasy owners who have held onto Hanley Ramirez may actually get to play him again. It was looking like Ramirez would not come back but there is still hope. But if he does return, he may not play everyday.

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The Red Sox are leaning toward not having Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) get any game action at first base, CSN New England reports. Interim manager Torey Lovullo said the team's reluctant to put him in a game at first base due to "health" and "comfort level." (Source: CSNNE)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez has been working out a first base while he is on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. But it does not look like he will be playing there this season. There is a good chance that the Red Sox try to make him the everyday first baseman for 2016 as he struggled with his play in the outfield. Next year his value should drop in fantasy as he will lose his short stop position in most leagues. That coupled with continuous injuries make him a risky option for next season.

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Hanley Ramirez placed on the DL

Sat, Sep 5th 10:46pm EDT
By John Aubin

Ramirez (shoulder) was placed on the DL on Saturday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. It's a curious move given the expanded rosters, but fantasy owners now have a concrete list of dates that Ramirez will be on the shelf. (Source: Brian McPherson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It does not look like Hanley Ramirez will provide much production for the rest of the season. Fantasy owners in redraft leagues can safely drop him for someone off of the waiver wire.

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Hanley Ramirez out once again

Fri, Sep 4th 5:14pm EDT
By John Aubin

Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Friday. Ramirez continues to nurse a shoulder injury, and it's unclear when he'll make his return to the Red Sox lineup.

Fantasy Impact: There is no word on how long Hanley Ramirez will be out but his day to day status has turned into him missing his seventh game in a row. His shoulder injury and the news he will not play in the outfield when he comes back will impact his playing time for the rest of the season. If you are in a fantasy playoff race and need the roster spot it may be time to let Ramirez go for a hot option of the waiver wire.

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Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) will not play the outfield again this season, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. Things have been trending this way for a while, but the Ramirez-in-left experiment is done for this season, and has likely been scrapped for good with Ramirez failing to acclimate to the position. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez has been sidelined for the last six games with a shoulder issue. It is hard to say how much longer he is out but is considered day to day. He may get some time at first base before the season is over but for now it looks like with the Red Sox out of contention Ramirez could be a part time player the rest of the season.

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Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is out of the Red Sox lineup again on Monday night against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez missed the entire weekend series with the Mets due to the shoulder fatigue. There is no indication on when he will back. This is just the latest in day to day injuries that Ramirez has had this season which is frustrating to fantasy owners.

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Hanley Ramirez remains out of the lineup Saturday due to shoulder fatigue. Ramirez was scratched from Friday's lineup for the same issue that will hold him out of Saturday's tilt against the Mets. (Source: Mike Silverman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is no word on how serious Hanley Ramirez's shoulder injury is but right now he is considered day to day. This is the latest in a series of frustrating day to day injuries for Ramirez.

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Hanley Ramirez was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Mets, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. There's no word yet as to why Ramirez was scratched, but he'll be replaced in left field by Jackie Bradley, who will bat ninth. (Source: Tim Britton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez has had a laundry list of minor injuries this season which has been frustrating for his fantasy owners. No word if this late scratch is another injury but keep posted on the latest Ramirez news.


The Red Sox have officially started grooming Hanley Ramirez for first base, ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports. He began doing defensive drills at first base, and the team said Ramirez could be deployed there in a game before the end of the season. (Source: Gordon Edes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez has been horrible defensively in left field for the Red Sox this season. The change to first base may not be a great move for fielding reasons but the Red Sox have a need there and it will open up an outfield spot for one of Boston's up and coming players. Hanley Ramirez will lose his short stop eligibility for next season which will hurt his fantasy value but he should end up with first and outfield eligibility for fantasy owners.


Hanley Ramirez was dropped to sixth in the batting order Saturday, just the 12th time in his career he's started a game hitting outside the top five in the order, according to the Providence Journal reports. Ramirez finished Saturday going 1-for-4. (Source: Providence Journal)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez has struggled at the plate and with minor injuries during the second half of this season. The free agent pickup of the Red Sox this off season has not played up to expectations and other than a hot first month has been a bust in fantasy.

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Hanley Ramirez will remain in left field and the Red Sox will not attempt to find a new position for him, the Boston Globe reports. "Hanley Ramirez is our left fielder," interim manager Torey Lovullo said. "I think we are going to stay with that. We're going to try and get him the necessary work and necessary reps and necessary innings out there to get him to a point where he feels comfortable and we become a championship defense in the outfield.” (Source: Boston Globe)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez has been horrible in left field this season and it does not seem like this is a good fit for him. While defense does not matter in most fantasy leagues, it must weigh on Ramirez and affect his hitting. Ramirez would be best suited at designated hitter for the Red Sox but that role is filled by David Ortiz.


Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Indians. Ramirez was back in the lineup after missing six consecutive games with a bruised left foot.

Fantasy Impact: It was a frustrating week for Hanley Ramirez owners as he was day to day and ended up missing six games. The good news is that he did not end up on the disabled list. Hopefully Ramirez can stay healthy and get back on track at the plate for the remainder of the season.

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Hanley Ramirez (foot) is not in the lineup Friday, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports. Ramirez was examined again by team doctors on Thursday, and he still has not been cleared to return since fouling a ball off of his foot last Friday. (Source: Scott Lauber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez will be missing his fifth game in a row. It does not look like he will be going on the disabled list but all the games he is missing are frustrating to fantasy owners. Keep a look out for updates on his status for the weekend.

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Hanley Ramirez (foot) is out of the lineup again Wednesday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. Ramirez continues to deal with a sore foot as the result of a foul ball off his left foot last Friday. (Source: Michael Silverman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez is considered day to day with his foot injury but will now miss his fourth game. He could be a candidate for a DL stint. Keep an eye on updates.

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Hanley Ramirez (foot) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Mike Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. (Source: Michael Silverman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez hit a foul ball off of his left foot on Friday which caused him to miss the final two games of the Detroit series. The x-rays came back negative but Ramirez is missing another game. Consider him day to day and keep looking for updates.

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Hanley Ramirez's (foot) soreness was a result of a ball that he had fouled off Friday night. Ramirez received treatment throughout Saturday, but after he continued to experience soreness, the team ordered X-rays on Ramirez's foot. The results came back negative, but Ramirez is questionable to start Sunday. (Source: Red Sox.com)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez is considered day to day and he should not be counted on for Sunday. Keep a look on updates to see how he progresses.

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Hanley Ramirez left Sunday's game against the Rays with an apparent injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Source: Mark Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez was dealing with a shin injury that caused him to miss Friday's game. This could be a precautionary move so consider Ramirez day to day for now.

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Hanley Ramirez will be held out of the lineup Friday due to a shin injury, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports. (Source: Sean McAdam on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The extent of the issue with Hanley Ramirez's shin is not known at this time. He should be considered day to day until further updates come out. Ramirez has been struggling at the plate hitting just .211 for the month of July.

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Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-3, walking once, with a run scored and a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Own him.

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Hanley Ramirez swinging a hot bat

Mon, Jul 13th 12:45am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Hanley Ramirez has hit four HR in his last nine games with eight RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Hanley is a must own in most leagues as long as he is healthy. Even a mild injury is not enough to drop him for the most part, as he is an elite option.


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.