Red Sox Reportedly Eyeing Hanley Ramirez

Posted: 29th November 2009 by Nick Poust in MLB
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The Boston Red Sox traded one of their top prospects, shortstop Hanley Ramirez , to the Florida Marlins during the 2005 offseason. In the deal, Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell came to Beantown, and both produced for the Red Sox. They helped bring the franchise a championship in 2007. But Ramirez also flourished with the Marlins. He won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2006 by hitting 17 homers, 46 doubles, 11 triples, while driving in 59, swiping 51 bases, and scoring 119 runs. The following season, he had 29 homers, 48 doubles, 212 hits, 81 RBI, and hit .332 with a .386 on-base percentage. After a similar 2008 campaign, he clubbed 24 homers and drove in 106 while batting .342 this past season. The Red Sox kept an eye on the budding pro-turned-superstar, and with these statist ...

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