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Red Sox part ways with struggling Hanley Ramírez, Orioles unlikely to do same with Chris Davis

Red Sox part ways with struggling Hanley Ramírez, Orioles unlikely to do same with Chris Davis

The Boston Red Sox designated Hanley Ramírez for assignment Friday to make room for Dustin Pedroia on the 25-man roster as he returns from the disabled list.

The 34-year-old Ramírez was hitting .254 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 44 games this season while splitting his time between first base and designated hitter. Ramírez had been with the Red Sox since 2015 after signing a four-year, $88 million contract as a free agent.

During his four seasons with the Red Sox, Ramírez batted .260 with 78 homers and 255 RBIs. By designating Ramírez for assignment, the Red Sox clear the way for Pedroia to make his 2018 debut. The 34-year-old Pedroia has...

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