16 Facts To Know About Hanley Ramirez

November 24, 2014 2:33 PM
16 Facts To Know About Hanley Ramirez
" BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox made their first splash of the offseason on Sunday, reportedly signing free agent Hanley Ramirez to a five-year deal.

Boston fans should be plenty familiar with Ramirez, who started his career as a prospect in the Red Sox system. We can’t tell you where he’ll play next year — though it’s likely in the outfield with Boston also reportedly signing third baseman Pablo Sandoval — but here is all you need to know about Hanley Ramirez:

- Ramirez was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2000 at the age of 16. He struck out in both of his two plate appearances as a member of the Red Sox in 2005.

Hanley Ramirez poses for a portrait during Red Sox Photo Day at the spring training complex in 2005. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

- Ramirez was traded to the Florida Marlins in November 2005 with Anibal Sanchez for Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell and Guillermo Mota.

- Was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2006, leading all rookies with 185 hits, 119 runs, 11 triples and 51 stolen bases "

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