Red Sox Nation, rejoice.
After following their World Series championship with a disappointing 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox are right back into title contention. Free agent sluggers Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez will join Boston’s roster, adding much-needed offense to their starting lineup.
CBS Sports reported Monday that Sandoval has a five-year, $100 million contract in place with the Red Sox. Hanley Ramirez’s deal is worth slightly less at $88 million over four-years, as reported by USA Today Sports.
Sandoval, who is coming off a red-hot postseason with the Giants, will likely play third base for the Sox. Ramirez, the former Dodgers shortstop, will likely be pushed to left field.
Red Sox fans will be happy to see the return of Ramirez, who spent time from 2004 to 2005 with the Portland Seadogs, Boston’s double-A affiliate. If Boston can tidy up their starting pitching rotation, it looks like they might be in for another worst-to-first run.
Matt once got denied a free baseball from Hanley Ramirez, but this deal should soothe his saltiness. Follow him on Twitter @RRprez
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