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Blue Jays could learn a thing or two from the Red Sox

Blue Jays could learn a thing or two from the Red Sox

Ramirez is hitting.254 this year with 6 home runs and 29 RBI. He has missed all season after having surgery on his left knee in October.

The roster move comes as a surprise, given that Ramirez had started 44 of Boston's 50 games this season and typically batted No. 3 in the Red Sox lineup. After a sterling start, Ramirez had slumped, and he was on pace to get enough at-bats - he needed 497 - to guarantee a $22 million vesting option, the Boston Globe reported. After that point he will be released and any Major League Baseball team could sign him to the veteran's minimum with the Red Sox picking up the remainder of Ramirez' contract (about $15 million this season). Dombrowski said the move also frees up space to platoon Blake Swihart, who had asked to be moved if he wasn't going to be used more, at first base, catcher or DH.

Ramirez posted on Twitter, "Thank you, Red Sox Nation". Mitch Moreland has batted cleanup.

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. He was 1 for 14 in his five-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket, prompting Cora to joke to reporters (via The Associated Press), "He's saving his hits for Fenway". It's highly unlikely that the Red Sox find a trade partner for Ramirez and ultimately end up releasing him.




"We just think it's time to make that move and put Mitch in the lineup more", Dombrowski said.

The 34-year-old Pedroia, a four-time All-Star, had been Boston's opening day second baseman every year from 2007-17.

Morales is in the second year of a three year $33 million dollar deal with $11 million owing for this season and $12 million for 2019. Boston also owes Sandoval $18 million for 2019.


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