BREAKING: Hanley Ramirez signs with Red Sox

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Ryan MacLeod
Contributing Writer

According to Ken Rosenthal, Hanley Ramirez has signed a 5-year deal with the Boston Red Sox. The deal was reported earlier in the day by Christopher Meola, the same person who reported the Giancarlo Stanton mega-deal that was signed earlier in the week.

Ramirez was signed as an international free agent by the Boston Red Sox in 2000 and made his debut with the club in 2005, playing in two games. He was traded in 2005 to the Florida Marlins as a piece in the Josh Beckett deal that included Anibal Sanchez and Mike Lowell. Ramirez is a three time all-star and hit .283 with 13 home runs and 71 RBI's last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ramirez is scheduled to travel to Boston tomorrow to finalize the deal with the club. He will be making $90 million over the next five seasons. With the Red Sox making an offer for Pablo Sandoval earlier in the offseason it is not yet known how the Red Sox will use Ramirez, but rumors have been that he will possibly play in the outfield, a position he has not played in the major leagues.

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