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Hanley Ramirez, Eduardo Rodriguez Have Successful Surgeries For Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox are looking to be healthier in 2018.

Well, two players at least.

Slugger Hanley Ramirez, coming off an extremely disappointing season at the plate where he slashed just .243/.320/.429, took to Twitter yesterday to express optimism for next year following left shoulder surgery:

Ramirez had just been coming off a 30 homer season in 2016, where he had a monstrous second half. He never looked the same in 2017, never really going on an extended hot streak. It was a huge drop off, leading many fans to wonder if he was fully healthy.

That question’s all but answered.

The 33-year-old Ramirez enters the final season of his four year, $88 million deal with Boston; he also has a vesting option for a fifth season.

Also getting surgery for the Red Sox was left-handed starter Eduardo Rodriguez, who missed nearly 1.5 months this year with knee problems. MLB.com called his procedure a “right knee patellofemoral ligament reconstruction”. Rodriguez should be ready to pitch again in about six months, meaning it’s likely he’ll begin 2018 on the disabled list.

Rodriguez, 24, also experienced knee woes in 2016. The Red Sox hope his surgery will prevent similar problems from occurring in 2018, as he’s suffered “a subluxation of the patella tendon in his right knee” three times the last two years.

Dr. James Andrews performed the surgeries for Ramirez and Rodriguez in Pensacola, Florida.

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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