This is a shocker.
I am in shock right now. I did not see this one coming at all. I knew that something had to be done to make room for Dustin Pedroia, but I did not even think about this option. Everyone thought that Blake Swihart was going to be the one to go considering that he has requested for a trade. That is not what the Red Sox had in mind. Instead, they let Ramirez know this morning that he has been designated for an assignment.
Once we find out more, I will write an article on this whole thing. But, right now, I honestly do not like this move. I realize that Hanley has been struggling at the plate recently, but he seemed like a big part of the clubhouse. It seemed like everyone loved having Hanley on the team. I just don’t understand.
Who knows what the explanation for this move will be, but whatever it is, I will be back to write about it.
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) May 25, 2018