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Red Sox Finalizing Deals with Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Boston Red Sox have made quite the splash early on in free agency. Multiple outlets report that the Boston Red Sox are close to finalizing deals with free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.

ESPN reports that Sandoval is nearing a five-year deal with the Red Sox worth nearly $100 million.

Sandoval is one of the best offensive third basemen in baseball and he's also been remarkably clutch during the Giants recent playoff runs. In 39 playoff games, the 28-year-old Sandoval has hit .344 with six home runs and 20 RBIs.

ESPN also reports that a deal is nearly complete to bring shortstop Hanley Ramirez back to the Red Sox on a five-year deal worth around $90 million. Ramirez came up with the Red Sox, appearing in two games with the team back in 2005 before he was traded to the Florida Marlins.

Ramirez is a supremely talented player, but has had trouble staying on the field in recent years. In 2013 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ramirez hit .283 with 13 home runs and 71 RBIs in 128 games.

It is unclear just where Ramirez will play as the Red Sox suddenly have a glutton of position players.

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L.A. Dodgers Place SS Hanley Ramirez On 15-Day DL

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right oblique strain. The move is retroactive to August 9.

Ramirez was removed during the first inning of Friday night’s 9-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. In 100 games this season, he's batting .277 with 12 home runs and 58 RBIs.

The Dodgers recalled infielder Darwin Barney from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Ramirez’s roster spot. The 2012 Gold Glove award winner was acquired on July 28 from the Chicago Cubs for minor league-right-handed pitcher Jonathan Martinez. He’s batting .230 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 72 games.

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Dodgers Get Good News on Hanley Ramirez

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Despite a shoulder issue that has kept him out of the lineup for a few games, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez isn't expected to be missed for an extended period of time.

A recent MRI showed no structural damage after he was examined by Dodgers' team doctor Neal ElAttrache. Ramirez will be able to get back on the field once the pain goes away.

Ramirez has been bothered by an irritated A.C. joint for more than two weeks. The Dodgers are hopeful that a little time off will get him healthy for the stretch run of the season.

The Dodgers will miss Ramirez' bat in the heart of their potent lineup. The team is ninth in Major League Baseball in runs scored, and are also battling it out in the NL West. They are currently two games behind the San Francisco Giants for the division lead.

In 73 games this season, Ramirez is hitting .269 with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs.

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Hanley Ramirez Listed Day-to-Day

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the Rockies with a bruised right finger.

X-rays on the finger came back negative and Ramirez is listed as day-to-day.

"We're playing better, and you don't want to see one of your middle guys get hurt," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He was swinging well, and you don't want to see anything happen to anybody. We're getting close to getting back to full strength."

"Juan [Uribe] should be back soon, and you don't want to see it go back the other way," he added.

Ramirez is batting .260 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs this season.

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Ramirez, Cespedes Power Teams to Victory

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A night of offensive outbursts in Major League Baseball were highlighted by a pair of five RBI performances from Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes and Los Angeles' Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez belted two home runs in the Dodgers (30-27) 12-2 rout of Pittsburgh while Cespedes sparked a six-run seventh as the Athletics (34-22) knocked off the Angels 11-3.

For Ramirez, his offense started early with a single in the bottom of the first that scored Andre Either. He did the same thing in the third, giving Los Angeles a 3-0 advantage. In his next at-bat, Ramirez launched a two run shot to center that scored Yasiel Puig and gave the Dodgers an 8-1 lead. His final RBI came on a solo homer in the bottom of the sixth that brought the final score to 12-2.

All five of Cespedes' RBI's came in the seventh and eighth innings as Oakland had to come from behind to get the win. The Athletics entered the bottom of the seventh trailing 3-1 but Cespedes stepped to the plate with a tie score and two runners on. The outfielder tripled to right center, giving Oakland a 5-3 lead over the Angels. He added to his total with three run blast in the bottom of the eighth.

The Athletics hold the American League's best record, leading the AL West, while the Dodgers sit six and a half games back of National League leader San Francisco.

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Kershaw Shuts Down Nationals in Return to the Mound 

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --  Clayton Kershaw may have spent six weeks away from the mound, but he looked like his old self on Tuesday night.

In his first start since opening day, Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 8-3.

"I missed pitching in the big leagues," he said. "It's a special thing we get to do and I try not to take it for granted, so six weeks felt like a long time."

Hanley Ramirez and Drew Butera hit home runs for the Dodgers (19-15), who were thrilled to have their ace back on the mound.

"He shows you right away what you've been missing," said manager Don Mattingly, whose Dodgers began the day third place in the N.L. West. "Just a guy that brings that to the table every five days. It's a little reminder of who he is and what he means to you."

Blake Treinen (0-1) took the loss for Washington, giving up three unearned runs in five-plus innings.

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Hanley Ramirez Leaves Game with Hand Injury

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left Wednesday night's game against the Giants after getting hit in the left hand by a Ryan Vogelsong pitch in the seventh inning.

Following the pitch, Ramirez was escorted down to the dugout and X-rays came back negative of any fracture.

"You guys know me. If it's good tomorrow, I'll be in there," Ramirez said. "That's it. It's good news that it's not broken. Now, you just have to see how it feels tomorrow morning. I'm going to get here early, try to hit and see if I can go."

"It got me good," Ramirez continued, referencing the pitch. "It's sore a little bit. I iced it twice already and I'll go back to the hotel and try to ice it twice before I go to bed so I can be in there (Thursday)."

Dee Gordon, who has been playing well at second base, may have to move over to shortstop if Ramirez is unable to go.

"I talked to him (Ramirez). I'm sure he's relieved," manager Don Mattingly said. "You see when you get hit there, you're a little worried. The X-rays coming back is good for us and we'll see where he's at tomorrow, the next day or whatever. I'm sure he's going to be a little sore."

Ramirez has played all 14 games this season at shortstop.

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Dodgers Hammer Braves to Take 2-1 Series Lead

Scott Boehm Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers scored 13 runs on 14 hits as they hammered the Atlanta Braves 13-6 Sunday, to take a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.

The Braves started off the game well. Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson both had RBI singles in the first inning, giving the Braves an early 2-0 lead.

In the second inning, Dodgers starting pitcher Hin Jin Ryu hit a sacrifice fly and Carl Crawford smacked a three-run home run off Braves starter Julio Teheran to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead. But the Braves answered in the third, scoring two to tie the game 4-4.

Then it was all Dodgers.
Los Angeles had a six-run fourth inning, that included a two-run Juan Uribe home run.
Hanley Ramirez continued his hot hitting going 3 for 4, scoring three runs, knocking in two and walking once in the win. Ramirez is hitting .538 for the series.
"He's incredible," Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said of Ramirez. "His ability to hit is out of this world. He is the heart of our order and he's what gets us going. He's shown that this series for sure."
The Dodgers will attempt to close out the Braves Monday. The Braves send Freddy Garcia to the mound to square off against Ricky Nolasco.

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Dodgers Win 14th Straight Road Game

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers extended their franchise-record road winning streak to 14 games by beating the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, Sunday.

Stephen Fife pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings and A.J. Ellis' RBI single in the second inning vaulted the NL West-leading Dodgers (61-49) to victory.

Not everything went well for the boys from Los Angeles. In the seventh inning shortstop Hanley Ramirez had to leave the game after he hurt his right shoulder while falling in the stands to catch a fly ball.

Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly says he expects Ramirez to have an MRI on the shoulder Monday.
The Dodgers now head to St. Louis for a four-game series against the Cardinals. If the Dodgers win all four games, they will break the New York Giants' NL record of 17 consecutive road wins. The Giants set that record in 1916.

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Hanley Ramirez Activated from DL

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
Ramirez has been out since May 3 after suffering a strained left hamstring in San Francisco. Ramirez also missed the first 24 games of the season after tearing a thumb ligament in the finals of the World Baseball Classic in March.
The 29-year-old former All-Star went 0-for-3 with an RBI in his return to lineup Tuesday night, in a Dodgers 9-7 win over the San Diego Padres.
To make room for Ramirez, the Dodgers placed left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder latissimus strain. That move is retroactive to May 30.


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