Hanley Ramirez to DH against right handers

hanley-ramirezWith David Ortiz’s retirement at the end of last season, there’s a lot of discussion about who will step up to fill his shoes. While most officials are saying that it’s going to be a team effort, there does need to be someone who takes on the designated hitter role. On at least some occasions, it appears that will be Hanley Ramirez.

According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, John Farrell announced that Hanley will DH “against every righthanded pitcher.”

There wasn’t really anything too surprising about this move. Hanley had a .286/.361/.505 batting line last season with 30 homeruns and 111 RBI’s. That’s not quite the 38 homers and 127 RBI that David Ortiz had last season, but it’s still good production and worthy of the DH role

Since Hanley won’t be playing defense while DH’ing, it’s likely that Mitch Moreland will be seeing a significant amount of time at first base against right-handers. Hanley would then move over to first against lefties with Chris Young and others seeing at bats in the DH role.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Baseball and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Hanley Ramirez to DH against right handers

  1. Pingback: Hanley Ramirez reports to Spring Training | Off Yawkey Way

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s