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Over the Monster Mar 26, 2015

Red Sox vs. Twins lineup: David Ortiz, Mike Napoli return

The Red Sox' injury concerns are (mostly) clearing up, as David Ortiz and Mike Napoli make their return to the lineup Thursday afternoon. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli are both back in action with better than a week to spare, batting third and sixth respectively as the Red Sox take on the Twins in JetBlue Park. Mookie Betts, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Hanley Ramirez, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Mike Napoli, 1B Shane Victorino, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS Humberto Quintero, C Starting Pitcher -- Wade Miley The Red Sox had been pretty clear that the injuries Napoli and Ortiz were dealing...
Over the Monster Mar 25, 2015

Do the Red Sox even want to trade Allen Craig?

He has no place on Boston's roster, and the Red Sox have had suitors. So why is Allen Craig still in Boston? Back in the first days of the offseason, there were two moves that seemed like safe bets for the Red Sox to make: 1) Sign Pablo Sandoval -- The only way they could have been more obvious with their interest was if they'd renamed Fenway "Pandaville" 2) Trade Allen Craig -- Because it just made sense Even back before the signing of Hanley Ramirez and the Yoenis Cespedes trade, it was clear there was not room for Allen Craig on this Red Sox roster. He hits right handed while the Red Sox...
Over the Monster Mar 24, 2015

Red Sox vs. Marlins lineup: Relay race losers

You lose a relay race in camp, you ride the bus to Jupiter. You do not want to ride the bus to Jupiter. Last year, when the Red Sox visited the Marlins during spring training, they did so with one of the weakest lineups to wear the uniform in recent years, spring or no. This year, the team is apparently doing their best to avoid repeating that controversy. Their solution? A relay race. Losers ride the bus. Boston Red Sox (10-8) Jemile Weeks, 3B Dustin Pedroia, 2B Hanley Ramirez, LF Allen Craig, 1B Garin Cecchini, DH Rusney Castillo, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., RF Blake...
The Republican Mar 23, 2015
Jerry Remy: Hanley Ramirez 'reminds me so much of Manny Ramirez' (Video)

Jerry Remy: Hanley Ramirez 'reminds me so much of Manny Ramirez' (Video)

From NESN.com: So far, so good for Hanley Ramirez, who is making some positive impressions in spring training with the Red Sox. Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy discuss his play so far.
Over the Monster Mar 23, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Hanley Ramirez

Today's links look at the possibility of a trade prior to the season, Wade Miley's pace, and the most competitive moment of spring training. It's been almost assumed the Red Sox would make some sort of move before the season starts, but Ben Cherington doesn't see it happening. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) I know you'll all be shocked by this, but Mookie Betts is winning any and all spring training battles he finds himself in. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) Wade Miley works very quickly on the mound, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) Expect Shane...

Hanley Ramirez hits first HR of spring

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Hanley Ramirez, novice Boston Red Sox outfielder, hit his first home run of spring Sunday. He all but yawned afterward. “Like I told Panda [Pablo Sandoval], we’re not trying to make the team, we’re just trying to get ready," said Ramirez, who drove in five runs with his three-run home run and two-run single in Boston’s 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday in JetBlue Park. Ramirez, who has been hitting the ball with authority the last week, rattling line drives regularly to left field, is now batting .
Over the Monster Mar 18, 2015

Red Sox vs. Twins lineup: David Ortiz out with dehydration

David Ortiz is out of the lineup again Wednesday afternoon due to dehydration. For the second straight home game, David Ortiz is nowhere to be seen, sitting out with dehydration as Pablo Sandoval takes over as the designated hitter. Boston Red Sox (8-6) Mookie Betts, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Pablo Sandoval, DH Hanley Ramirez, LF Mike Napoli, 1B Shane Victorino, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS Ryan Hanigan, C Jemille Weeks, 3B Starting Pitcher -- Rick Porcello Shane Victorino and Christian Vazquez have dealt with soreness, Joe Kelly's bicep is tight, Rusney Castillo's is only just getting ready to...
Over the Monster Mar 10, 2015

Red Sox vs. Rays lineup: Shane Victorino back in action

Shane Victorino's short injury break comes to an end Tuesday as the Red Sox take on the Rays. Shane Victorino is back in action Tuesday afternoon after a brief break to deal with "general soreness," batting first against the Rays. Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Hanley Ramirez, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Mike Napoli, 1B Xander Bogaerts, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Ryan Hanigan, C Starting Pitcher -- Justin Masterson With Mookie Betts having made a few road starts, he'll have the day off at home today, with Jackie Bradley Jr. taking over in center. His absence will also...

Uneventful outfield debut for Ramirez

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Former shortstop Hanley Ramirez played left field for the first time in a game in Boston’s 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins here Friday afternoon and did not handle a chance before being lifted for a pinch-runner in the fifth inning. The only ball remotely hit his way was a fifth-inning blooper that fell just inside the left-field line for a single. Ramirez said before the game he was not terribly concerned about how he would handle the position change.
Over the Monster Mar 5, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Joe Kelly, Dustin Pedroia

Today's links look at stories including Henry Owens' new physique, Christian Vazquez's development, and the value of having two capable center fielders. Hanley Ramirez should be a productive member of the lineup, but only one thing is for sure. The man is large. (John Tomase; WEEI.com) One of the team's top prospects is trying to become a large man, too, as Henry Owens has tacked on mass this offseason. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Joe Kelly never intended to be doing what he does for a living. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal) Two of the top pitchers in the projected rotation...
Boston Herald Mar 5, 2015
OF assist from Shane Victorino

OF assist from Shane Victorino

FORT MYERS — Everybody has a Hanley Ramirez story.The former shortstop turned left fielder is 31 but still a physical specimen and now bigger than ever. Beginning his second tour with the Red Sox, he carries the same expectations as he did when he was a no-doubt-future-MVP who supposedly hit bombs out of the minor league parks around Fort Myers and sent baseballs rolling into busy traffic without breaking a sweat. Everybody knew he was special, that the game would be easy for him.Shane Victorino’s story starts like most of the others.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 3, 2015

Here are your Red Sox lineups for first spring training games

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Read into this what you must, but here are the starting lineups for the Red Sox seven-inning games against Northeastern and Boston College: Game 1 vs. Northeastern: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Shane Victorino RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, […]
Sons of Steve Garvey Mar 2, 2015

Keri Puts Dodgers Second Only To Pesky Nats

Here's Grantland's Jonah Keri, ranking the Dodgers second going into the 2015 season: 2. Los Angeles Dodgers Starting with the trade that sent Matt Kemp two hours south on I-5, the Dodgers’ offseason moved in the opposite direction of the Padres’. While the Pads loaded up on big hitters with questionable gloves like Kemp, the Dodgers, who also kissed Hanley Ramirez good-bye, happily unloaded such defenseless mashers. The addition of the veteran pair of Jimmy Rollins and Kendrick should fortify the middle of the diamond, while 22-year-old rookie Joc Pederson enters the season as an...
Boston Herald Mar 2, 2015
Ramirez takes left turn

Ramirez takes left turn

FORT MYERS — Hanley Ramirez will likely be the first Red Sox left fielder to hit cleanup since Manny Ramirez in 2008. The Sox have rolled through six Opening Day left fielders since Ramirez was traded away and overall have used more than a dozen players at the position.Ramirez’ offensive potential is sky high (1.040 OPS posted in 2013 was a historic number that put him in a category with Barry Bonds), which is the main reason the ballclub invested $88 million in the 31-year-old.

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