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Matt_Collins

Hanley Ramirez has been designated for assignment to make room for Dustin Pedroia

I’m speechless.

I’m legitimately at a loss for words right now. The Red Sox, as we’ve known for a little while now, have been getting set to activate Dustin Pedroia to be ready for the start of this weekend’s series against the Braves. Obviously, they were going to have to make room on the active roster for the veteran second baseman, and there was a lot of speculation about how they were going to do that. The most common guess was that Blake Swihart would be the casualty, either by...

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Red Sox to part ways with Hanley Ramirez

Ramirez, who is in the final season of a four-year, $88 million deal signed in December 2014, ranks third on the team with 44 starts.

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Report: Red Sox parting ways with Hanley Ramirez

Dustin Pedroia is set to return from the disabled list this weekend, and the Boston Red Sox have made a shocking roster move to make room for their second baseman.Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox informed Hanley Ramirez on Friday morning that they are designating him for assignment. That means the team now has seven days to either trade Ramirez or release him.As Speier notes, the decision could have something to do with Ramirez’s $22 million vesting option for 2019....

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BREAKING NEWS: Red Sox Designate Hanley Ramirez For Assignment

In a shocking move to make room on the roster for Dustin Pedroia, the Red Sox have designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment. Stay tuned for more details. By this move, Boston can now walk away from the $15 million or so left on Ramirez’s contract through the rest of the season. The Red Sox have seven days to trade or release Hanley. This transaction also lets the team off the hook for any automatic "re-up" of his $22 million vesting option for 2019 based on getting 497 at-bats in 2018.

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Hanley Ramirez Reportedly Designated for Assignment by Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are reportedly going to part ways with Hanley Ramirez on Friday. Per Alex Speier of the Boston Globe , Ramirez will be designated for assignment to make ...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Draft Review: 2017

Is it too early to review the 2017 draft? Probably! But we’re going to do it anyway!

Although the focus around these parts is undoubtedly the regular season, the MLB draft is just around the corner. The first round is only two weeks away, with things getting started on June 4. As we talked about earlier this past weekend, this is a big draft for Dave Dombrowski and the front office as they look to reset a farm system that was not super impressive heading into the year and has only gotten...

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bryanjoiner

Can we stop acting like catchers are ruining the best team in baseball?

Sandy León’s actually hitting, but more importantly, forest for the trees, my dudes.

The Red Sox are 34-16. They have the most wins in baseball and the highest winning percentage in baseball and show no signs of slowing down as summer approaches. They have MVP candidates in Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez and will get a former MVP back today when Dustin Pedroia makes his season debut. They have Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel and a 25-man roster that largely makes your eyes pop out of your...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: Josh Ockimey’s big day

And a whole lot of negatives

Pawtucket L 1-3

Rusney Castillo, CF: 1-3, 1 BB

Dustin Pedroia, 2B: 0-3

Tzu-Wei Lin, 2B: 0-1

Sam Travis, 1B: 0-4, 3 K

Ivan De Jesus, SS: 2-4, 1 K

Aneury Tavarez, RF: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Cole Sturgeon, LF: 0-3

Justin Haley: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K (96 pitches)

Ty Buttrey: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (32 pitches)

Pedroia was back in the lineup for this Thursday morning game, and while he didn’t do much of note on the field, simply being in the lineup was enough....

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The Red Seat: Episode 77-The Laser Show is Back

Sick of the Red Sox defense at second base? Yeah, me too, but fear not Dustin Pedroia AKA Laser Show returns today! You might be thinking that last time we saw Pedroia he wasn’t great. He graded out as barely an above average bat who played solid defense. No offense to Eduardo Nunez, but so far this year he has been well below average with the bat and terrible on defense. This is going to be a major shot in the arm for the Red Sox infield. The Sox maintain a one game lead headed into a...

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Why the Boston Red Sox are the best team in baseball and how to maintain it

With a Boston Red Sox’s win over the Tampa Bay Rays on May 23rd, and a New York Yankee loss to the Texas Ranger the Red Sox have once again claimed sole possession of the best record in baseball. While the Yankees remain very close and the struggle for not only the division, but as the spot for the top team is just beginning. I imagine both of these teams will play at a high level all season and will constantly be changing place as numbers one and two in the division. I will show what the...

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'Ugly Ricky' Returns! Has Another Bad Outing, As Red Sox Fall To Rays, 6-3

(Getty Images)Rick Porcello was all over the place last night—missing locations, walking batters, and getting smoked when he did get the ball over the plate. From the very first batter of the night, it was clear that Porcello had nothing. It was another curiously bad outing by the only right-hander on the starting staff—as he went just 3.2 innings, giving up all six Rays runs (four earned). Boston struggled to generate offense all night, finally breaking through in the seventh on an...

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Matt_Collins

Daily Red Sox Links: David Price, Drew Pomeranz, Mookie Betts

Today’s links look at some pitchers heading in opposite directions, Hanley Ramirez’ recent woes, and draft strategy.

David Price is starting to get rolling, and Rob Bradford wonders if he has become the most important player in the American League. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Meanwhile, Drew Pomeranz is heading in the opposite direction, and it’s becoming more and more concerning with every start. (Brett Cowett; BP Boston)

Andrew Benintendi was off on Thursday, but he earned that day off with...

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J.D. Martinez Becoming the Anti-Sandoval for Boston Red Sox

Before J.D. Martinez came along, the two most expensive free-agent hitters signed by the Boston Red Sox this decade were Carl Crawford ($142 million) and Pablo Sandoval ($95 million)...

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WATCH: Do The RED SOX Need To Put RICK PORCELLO On The DL

For the 4th time in 5 starts, Rick Porcello allowed 3 or more earned runs, only lasting 3.2 innings against Tampa on Thursday night. Is it time to be concerned about the former Cy Young winner? What should the Red Sox do to get him back on track? Alex Barth and Nick Quaglia have a few ideas. For more Red Sox coverage, follow @RedSoxCLNS on Twitter ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT CLNS MEDIA'S...

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Betts scoring at prolific rate, could make history

Pick a significant offensive category, and Mookie Betts is probably the Major League leader.

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Lowell, Lowe, Youk inducted into Boston HOF

The Red Sox honored the newest members of their Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony on Thursday at Westin Copley Place in Boston. The 2018 class, which was announced last November, includes four former players, all of whom were key contributors on Red Sox championship teams.

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Red Sox 3, Rays 6: Rick Porcello and the defense falter early

That was worse than the final score indicates.

Pretty much everything about this game sucked, even if the final score really doesn’t look that bad. Rick Porcello looked really bad. The defense behind him was atrocious. And the offense couldn’t get anything going against Rays starter Blake Snell.

So, uh, yeah. That was rough. The Red Sox dug themselves into an early hole in this game and were never able to recover. Porcello hasn’t really looked quite as sharp lately as he did to start...

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Dustin Pedroia will rejoin the Red Sox Friday

Pedroia had been recovering from knee surgery.

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Red Sox to activate Dustin Pedroia

The Red Sox will activate second baseman Dustin Pedroia from the disabled list on Friday, manager Alex Cora told reporters this afternoon (Twitter link via Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe). While the team didn’t announce a corresponding move, Abraham notes that neither Eduardo Nunez nor Brock Holt seems to be in danger of losing his roster spot to clear way for Pedroia, based on Cora’s comments.Pedroia, 34, has yet to take the field for the Sox this season thanks to offseason surgery...

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Red Sox at Rays lineup: Can Rick Porcello bounce back against Tampa Bay?

He’ll face off against the talented Blake Snell.

The timely hitting Red Sox (34-15) look to complete a three-game sweep of the Rays (22-25) tonight at Tropicana Field in St. Pete (7:10 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-network).

About tonight’s game: The Sox look to take the third of three behind Rick Porcello (6-1, 3.39 ERA), who’s been hit pretty hard the last three times out. He’ll be matched by lefty Blake Snell (5-3, 3.07 ERA), who’s really starting to come into his own. With the...

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