Red Sox place Hanley Ramirez on DL, he vows to return

NFL Baseball The Red Sox placed outfielder Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with right shoulder inflammation.The move is retroactive to Aug. 27, and it's an interesting one considering rosters expanded on Tuesday.  MORE: Worst September collapse for every team | Red So

x expect Dustin Pedroia back next weekRamirez is batting just .249 with 19 home runs and 53 RBIs after signing a four-year $88 million deal during the offseason, but he remains confident he'll return this season. “Yeah of course. I’ll play before this season is over, don’t worry about that,” he said via ESPN. The 31-year-old won't be returning to left field, however. The young trio of Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo is producing both offensively and defensively, so Ramirez will start at first base when he comes back.“Hanley wants to do this. He’s a team player,” Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo said, via ESPN. “He bought in from the moment this was suggested. He wants to help this organization win a World Series.”