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Rays' Harold Ramirez: Back in lineup Saturday
Ramirez (finger) is in the lineup for Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
A pitch off his left pinkie finger forced Ramirez from Wednesday's exhibition game. However, the Rays said his removal was precautionary and Ramirez's quick return to action confirms that it was a relatively minor issue. Ramirez, who is 5-for-16 this spring without an extra-base hit, projects to be in the middle of the lineup on a regular basis for Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Fine after HBP to hand
Ramirez said he's fine after taking a pitch off his left pinkie in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, Kristie Ackert of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ramirez was pulled from the contest, but he managed to avoid any sort of significant injury. The 28-year-old is set to once again fill a semi-everyday role for the Rays in 2023 between designated hitter, first base and the corner outfield. He slashed .300/.343/.404 over 435 plate appearances in 2022 but finished with only six homers and three steals.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Exits after hit-by-pitch
Ramirez was removed in the bottom of the fourth inning of Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies after being hit by a pitch in the left hand, Kristie Ackert of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's possible the Rays simply removed Ramirez for precautionary purposes, but he'll presumably be checked out in the locker room by the training staff before the team provides an update on the severity of his injury. Ramirez rejoined the Rays over the past weekend following a recent stint with Team Colombia in the World Baseball Classic.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Back from WBC
Ramirez has started two games since returning from the World Baseball Classic, and he's gone 2-for-5 with an RBI in that span.
Ramirez played for Colombia in the World Baseball Classic, though he managed only two hits across 16 plate appearances. He's fared better overall with the Rays in spring training, though he has drawn zero walks and zero extra-base hits with five strikeouts across 16 plate appearances. Despite the minimal production, Ramirez remains a prime candidate to see work as the designated hitter in the Rays' lineup come the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Wins arb case versus Tampa Bay
Ramirez won his arbitration case against the Rays on Thursday and will make $2.2 million in 2023, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Tampa Bay had filed at $1.9 million, so it's a $300,000 victory here for Ramirez. The 28-year-old slashed .300/.343/.404 with six home runs and three stolen bases in 120 games last season. He projects to hit in the heart of the Rays' batting order to open 2023.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Ramirez will sit Tuesday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ramirez has been in a small slump recently, going hitless in five of his last six games. Isaac Paredes will get the nod at first base in his absence.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Out of lineup
Ramirez will sit Saturday against the Astros, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Ramirez hits the bench after the Rays clinched a playoff spot Friday. Ji-Man Choi will start at first base, while Wander Franco rests his legs as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Another strong performance
Ramirez went 2-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the Guardians.
Ramirez drove in the game-winning runs with a double in the 11th inning and the performance extended his hitting streak to a modest five games. In that span, he has gone 8-for-18 with three RBI and four runs scored. Ramirez has enjoyed an excellent season, highlighted by a career-high 57 RBI while also maintaining a career-best .314 average across 410 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Adds three more hits to ledger
Ramirez went 3-for-4 in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Blue Jays.
Ramirez has piled up nine hits over his last six games to lift his season average to .313 over 405 plate appearances. The 28-year-old isn't offering much else from a fantasy perspective (six home runs, three stolen bases, 54 RBI and 44 runs), but the excellent average alone makes him worth rostering for managers who need help in that category.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Not in Saturday's lineup
Ramirez will sit Saturday against the Blue Jays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Ramirez hits the bench for the second time in three games despite the fact that he scored three runs in Friday's 10-6 win. His .765 OPS on the season remains the best of his four-year career, though he owns a .467 OPS over his last eight contests.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Scores three runs
Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.
Ramirez benefitted from a big game by Randy Arozarena and scored multiple runs in a game for the first time since July 3. Ramirez has struggled across 18 games in September, as he's hitting only .194 with five runs scored and six RBI across 18 games.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Gets breather Thursday
Ramirez isn't starting Thursday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ramirez started the last five games and went 4-for-20 with two doubles and five strikeouts. Ji-Man Choi will take over at first base and bat eighth Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Out of Friday's lineup
Ramirez is not in Friday's lineup against the Rangers.
He will surprisingly take a seat even with a lefty (Martin Perez) on the hill for the opposition. Ramirez is hitting .195 with one home run, 11 strikeouts and two walks in 11 games this month. Christian Bethancourt will start at first base and hit sixth.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Solo shot in loss
Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-1 loss against Toronto.
Ramirez accounted for all of Tampa Bay's offense Wednesday, crushing a sinker from Ross Stripling to left to make the score 5-1. After working through a 3-for-26 slump, he has recorded hits in his last two games. The homer gives Ramirez six on the season and improved his slugging percentage to .429, which would be the best of his career.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Not in Game 1 lineup
Ramirez is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Ramirez is mired in a 3-for-26 (.115) slump, so manager Kevin Cash left him out of the lineup for the first game of the twin bill. Jonathan Aranda will man first base for the Rays on Tuesday afternoon.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Held out Sunday
Ramirez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, according to Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network.
Ramirez went just 3-for-22 (.136) over his last six games, so manager Kevin Cash decided it was time for a day off. Jonathan Aranda will start at first base Sunday, and Yandy Diaz will serve as the Rays' designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Reaches career-high RBI mark
Ramirez went 1-for-3 with two RBI on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Ramirez has 51 RBI on the season, a new career high. He has hit particularly well since returning from the injured list Aug. 16, maintaining a .321 average with 16 RBI and nine runs scored across 78 at-bats and 18 games. For the season, Ramirez has a 136 wRC+ and .350 wOBA across 344 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Heads to bench Sunday
Ramirez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ramirez looks to be receiving some routine maintenance after he saw a four-game multi-hit streak come to an end when he went 0-for-4 in Saturday's 2-1 win. David Peralta will step in as the Rays' designated hitter Sunday in place of Ramirez, who started in each of the previous 14 contests while slashing .339/.333/.403 with 12 RBI and eight runs over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 234 lbs|
|Birthplace: Cartegena, Colombia|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|