October 3, 2022

Red Sox Finally Got Ramirez

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The Red Sox finally picked up Ramirez after numerous failed attempts

Just 13 months ago, the Red Sox tried to trade Mike Lowell for Max Ramirez, but the plan got nixed when Lowell ended up needing thumb surgery. He was also dealing with hip problems.

Now the Red Sox have finally got the guy they wanted for the position. They got Ramirez off waivers from Texas today. The Texas Rangers moved Ramirez off the 40 man roster on Wednesday after they added Arthur Rhodes and Brandon Webb.

Ramirez has quite a history in baseball, at just 26 years old. Ramirez split the 2010 season between the Texas Rangers and the Texas’ Triple A Oklahoma City club. He played catcher for the Rangers in 26 games, including starting 22 times and he went 15 for 69 with 3 doubles, 8 RBI, 8 runs, 2 home runs, and 12 walks.

He was originally signed on with the Atlanta Braves back in 2002 as an international free agent. In the minor leagues, with the Braves, Cleveland and Rangers he hit .298 with 147 doubles, 5 doubles, 77 home runs, 401 RBI, 335 runs and 333 walks.

He joined the Major League in 2008 with Texas where he had 4 doubles, 4 home runs, 17 RBI, 16 runs and 18 walks. He accomplished all of this in 45 Major League games.

He has proven to be a better hitter than a catcher, but he’s worth taking a chance on at just 26 years old.