"We're going to put him in a spot where, I do feel, he's going to be a run producer", Cora added.
It's even more odd the Sox have been hitting him at the top of the order right up until Thursday, when he batted second for them, which could signal a disconnect between front office and field level coaching staff. The only problem is there is still a lot of baseball to be played this year. You need more than that from a DH or first baseman.
The finely tuned working duo of manager Alex Cora and president Dave Dombrowski are firmly in control of the Red Sox right now and for the foreseeable future.
"For how good of a player he is, it was going to be hard", Cora said of Ramirez coming off the bench.
Ramirez made his major league debut for the Red Sox in 2005, spent seven seasons with the Miami Marlins and three more with the Los Angeles Dodgers before rejoining the Red Sox in 2015.
They'll never say the option was a factor - a grievance from the MLBPA would surely follow - but ultimately, the Red Sox decided Ramirez wasn't worth that headache.
"He's been OK" at first base, said Dombrowski, but "he's not been Mitch Moreland, as far as that is concerned".
And neither is Cherington, whose two worst and most expensive decisions - Ramirez and Sandoval, the "Gold Bust Twins", as our paper pegged them - are if not off the books at least out of the clubhouse.
In designating Hanley Ramirez for assignment, the Red Sox dumped one of the purest hitters on their roster.
Dombrowski told reporters that manager Alex Cora suggested the move to designate Ramirez. 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.
The reasoning, in part, was both players were good contact hitters. Everyone knows about my relationship with him. However, he had a $22 million vesting option for 2019 looming if he had reached 497 plate appearances for the year - something he was well on his way to doing. "I care about him and his family and everything, and I wish him the best".
Moreland, who is battling.311 with seven homers and 22 RBIs despite playing in 10 fewer games than Ramirez, will be the regular first baseman with J.D. Martinez, batting.328 with 15 homers and 41 RBIs, at DH.
When Ramirez's struggles this month continued, Cora said the team - and Ramirez - were better served with him gone. Meanwhile, the man the Sox traded to get him, Travis Shaw, has 42 home runs and 132 RBI in 193 games for the Brewers.
China, South Korea and the USA all back denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, but differ on how to make that happen. Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself.
The North Koreans also seemed particularly upset by Bolton, who called on them to do what Libya did more than a decade ago. Libyan leader Mummer Gaddafi agreed to end his country's nuclear programme in order to lift sanctions in 2003.
The top eight seeds and regional pairings will be announced during the NCAA's baseball selection show Monday at 11 a.m. on ESPNU. Aliyah Andrews led off with a single back to the pitcher and Taryn Antoine followed with a double to left center.
The Bills gave him another chance and he had three good seasons for them, but then he had a truly freaky offseason. TMZ is reporting the alleged victim is claiming Incognito threw a tennis ball and a dumbbell at him.
Tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued for parts of the MS coast all the way to the western Gulf Coast of Florida. It is showing signs of transitioning to something more tropical as deeper convection has developed near the center.
Results showed that SOWS-Gossop scores were lower in patients who are treated with Lucemyra compared to placebo. Although it is not an addiction medicine, it can be part of a longer-term treatment plan, according to the FDA.
Our review of Solo describes the movie as "uninspired and visually boring ", albeit with intriguing potential for a sequel. But in that instance, it went from releasing an origin story followed by an established Avengers movie.
The shocking announcement had the judges - Katy, Luke Bryan , 41, and Lionel Richie , 68 - completely stunned. It was revealed that the final pair of contestants, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe , are dating.
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The NFL's Crackdown on Player Protests
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin , speaking after a team practice on Thursday, called Trump "an idiot, plain and simple". Vice President Mike Pence called it "a win for the fans, a win for (the president), and a win for America".
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First female Central Intelligence Agency director confirmed
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