Friday, January 07, 2011

Boston Claims Catcher Max Ramirez Off Waivers...He'll Start In The Minors

The Boston Red Sox have added yet another player to their roster. His name is Max Ramirez. The Sox tried to acquire him in a trade for Mike Lowell. That didn't work out but he's Boston-bound now anyways. He'll start the season in the minor leagues as the Red Sox are set (for now, tenuously) with Salty and 'Tek. The following points-of-fact were "borrorowed" from Red Sox dot com...

"Max Ramirez, 26, split the 2010 season between the Rangers and Texas' Triple-A Oklahoma City club. A right-handed batter, he hit .286 (54-for-189) with nine doubles, three home runs, 29 RBI, 24 runs and 27 walks in 56 games with Oklahoma City, including tallying a .317 clip (38-for-120) in his 34 games at catcher. He appeared in 26 games behind the plate for the Rangers, including 22 starts, and went 15-for-69 (.217) with three doubles, two home runs, eight RBI, eight runs and 12 walks in 28 games overall with Texas. Ramirez also hit .286 (53-for-185) with nine doubles, two home runs, 19 RBI, 22 runs and 25 walks in 53 games with Tiburones de La Guaira of the Venezuelan Winter League this offseason."

This marks another great job by Boston GM Theo Epstein. It'll be a gas to see what the Mighty Max can do. If his name sounds familiar, well, it should, as Boston tried to acquire him in a trade for Mikey Lowell. This is just another case of Theo getting his man, by hook or by crook. Whatever it takes. Right now on this Thursday, January 6th, 2011, the club we love to love looks fantastic, ready to begin spring training. But there's no hurry, none whatsoever. Let's take it slow and with determination as we approach the actual year of 2011. We'll be ready. Will they?

Thanks for stopping in to my little corner of the blue nowhere. I appreciate every one of you. You can click on this post's title to be zapped somewhere Soxish and as always, BE WELL. Thanks. Live long and prosper, as Mr. Spock was fond of saying.

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