Red Sox to activate Dustin Pedroia from disabled list

But once he finds his form, Pedroia should be a huge addition to Boston's already-potent lineup. "We felt it was time to play Moreland more". Boston has seven days to work out a trade or grant Ramirez his unconditional release. There are only four players with at least 150 plate appearances who have gotten at least 80 percent of their playing time at DH. Ramirez tweeted a farewell to Red Sox fans on Friday afternoon.

Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Ramirez's vesting option did not factor into the Red Sox's decision.

By designating the 34-year-old Ramirez for assignment, the Red Sox clear the way for Pedroia to make his 2018 debut. Given the slump he's in, and the way Mitch Moreland has been playing (.311 average, 1.001 OPS), it's unusual that change in playing time hasn't happened yet.

Just hours after jettisoning Hanley Ramirez from the roster, the Boston Red Sox powered up against the Atlanta Braves and scored a 6-2 interleague win.

Ramirez was stuck to either first base or DH. E-Rod struck out seven but dealt with lots of base runners after walking three and giving up six hits.

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"The three/four all depends who we're facing", manager Alex Cora said. I was like, 'That worked.' For him to come in to come in and catch a knuckleballer after not catching since Fort Myers or whenever the last time he caught, that caught my eye. He's a good player. Everyone knows about my relationship with him.

Hanley's designation is also likely tied to the fact that he would have hit his $22 million vesting option for 2019 had he totaled 497 plate appearances, which he was paced to shatter, with 195 through 44 games this season. I care about him and his family.

And everyone was wondering why teams were shying away from free agents last winter.

Sandoval would play just three games in 2016 after injuring his shoulder. In part, yes. While you wouldn't have expected Ramirez's bat to decline so suddenly, the left-field experiment was an enormous risk, given few players had ever transitioned from infield to outfield at that age. Add in the salaries of Pablo Sandoval ($18 million), who was released past year, and Rusney Castillo ($11 million), who was taken off the roster and is playing in Triple-A Pawtucket, and the Red Sox are paying $44 million for players not playing in Boston. "Honestly, I do feel that guys might open up because you don't have that presence, you don't have a guy that's been in the big leagues for X-amount of years, he's a veteran, a guy that is very outspoken in the clubhouse".

  • Lawrence Cooper