CLEVELAND, Ohio — Previous Boston Pink Sox outfielder/1st baseman Hanley Ramirez has agreed to a small-league deal with the Cleveland Indians and will be invited to key-league camp pending a actual physical, in accordance to reviews.
Big League Baseball insider Ken Rosenthal claimed Ramirez and the Indians have arrived at a deal. Ramirez was released by the Pink Sox June 1 and did not capture on with an additional team.
Ramirez, 35, is a .290 hitter with 296 residence runs and 281 stolen bases in 14 seasons with the Marlins, Dodgers and Pink Sox. He was selected to the All-Star Sport for three straight seasons 2008-10.
Ramirez was the Countrywide League Rookie of the Calendar year with the Florida Marlins in 2006, hitting .292 with 17 homers and 59 RBI even though scoring 119 runs even though playing shortstop. He led the NL in runs two many years afterwards with 125. In his 1st three seasons he stole 137 bases. His best time came with the Marlins in 2009, when he won the batting title with a .342 typical, with a .410 on-foundation share and .954 OPS. He finished second in the MVP vote that time to St. Louis’ Albert Pujols.
He was eighth in the MVP vote in 2013 with the Dodgers inspite of missing practically two months of the time with a thumb injuries experienced through the Earth Baseball Classic and then a hamstring ailment just after he returned to the team. In just 304 at-bats he batted .345 with 20 homers and 54 RBI, with a 1.040 OPS.
Ramirez signed a 4-12 months, $88 million deal with Boston in 2015, but never ever lived up to its price, batting .245 with 29 residence runs in 274 plate appearances in 2017 and 2018 blended.
The right-handed hitting Ramirez owns a lifetime .896 OPS versus left-handed pitching and has been a 1st baseman and DH for the past three seasons — positions exactly where the Indians could use a righty bat in the lineup.