Wednesday morning update: Trade confirmed by Dodgers
If true, this could be a big deal for the Dodgers. Media reports say LA has acquired Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins at the minor cost of rookie pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and a prospect. Ramirez has been in a hitting funk this season and last, but he's young and before that he was a more dangerous offense weapon than anyone the Dodgers have other than Matt Kemp. He was a shortstop until Miami moved him to third base this year. He could help the Dodgers at either spot.
Ramirez has been a rookie of the year, a National League batting champion and a three-time all-star, and he has finished second for the MVP award. He's still only 28 and has two years after this on his contract. On the other hand, he is recovering from a hand injury suffered when he slugged a spinning fan in the dugout, and he was not management's favorite player in Miami. Ramirez is from the Dominican Republic and came up in the Red Sox organization. ESPN, MLB.com, Dodger Thoughts
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