Sports / Other Sports / 

Red Sox place Ramirez on 15-day DL

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 5, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox placed Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with a sore right shoulder.

The 31-year-old Ramirez missed the previous seven games because of the injury. During his time down, he has taken grounders at first as he attempts to convert from an outfielder to infielder again.

General manager Dave Dombrowski thinks there is a good chance he will play again this season. He said the plan is for Ramirez to go through strengthening exercises.

"Well, I'm hopeful, and the doctor seems to think at this point that this will suffice," he said. "But I don't know that. Do I feel confident? I feel good about it but I wouldn't sit up here and say 100 percent I know that."

Ramirez was more certain.

"Oh, yeah, definitely," he said. "Oh, yeah, you're going to see me at first base before the season's over."

Ramirez is batting .249 with 19 homers and 53 RBIs.

In May, he sprained his left shoulder making a catch and running into a side wall in left.

He hit 10 homers in April, but his power dropped after the injury.

Boston also recalled shortstop Deven Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast