The Boston Globe is reporting that Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment effective Friday, May 25th.
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Hanley Ramirez, who came to the Red Sox in 2015, has reportedly been designated for assignment in order to make room for Dustin Pedroia’s return to the lineup. This move by the Red Sox means that the team will give up the $15 million remaining on Ramirez’s contract for the season.
Ramirez is 13-80 in the month of May, hitting only .163 with five extra-base hits. He hadn’t had a hit in his last twenty at-bats. Ramirez was hitting .254 in 44 games with 6 home runs going into Memorial Day weekend before he was designated for assignment this morning. Ramirez was also in his final season with the Red Sox, the end to a four-year deal inked in 2014 that paid the 2006 NL Rookie of the Year $88 million.
Dustin Pedroia is expected to be in the lineup tonight as the Red Sox take on the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 at Fenway Park.