Hanley Ramirez and Dodgers reportedly negotiating a new deal
Hanley Ramirez and the Dodgers are negotiating a contract extension, according to ESPN Deportes.
Ramirez spoke to ESPN Deportes in the Dominican Republic, where he and the other members of the country’s World Baseball Classic championship team were honored.
“I can’t talk about years or money, but we’re negotiating and there could be something this winter,” Ramirez said in Spanish.
Ramirez is under contract for one more season at $16 million.
Ramirez reiterated his wish to remain with the Dodgers for the remainder of his career, saying they gambled by acquiring him from the Miami Marlins last year.
Injuries this season limited Ramirez to 86 regular-season games, in which he batted .345 with 20 home runs and 57 runs batted in. Ramirez was hit by a pitch and sustained a hairline fracture in his ribs in the playoffs.
“I’m still not 100% because it needs four to six weeks of rest,” Ramirez said.
Ramirez said he is working to strengthen his lower back.
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