Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez hit the second-longest home run of the 2016 season on Tuesday night facing Athletics starter Sean Manaea. Manaea surrendered a leadoff home run to Mookie Betts. Ramirez came to the plate with a runner on first base and one out when he absolutely demolished a first-pitch fastball from Manaea.
If you’re into exit velocity, Ramirez’s rocket came off the bat at 114 MPH. Giancarlo Stanton-esque.
After the dinger, his fourth of the season, Ramriez owns a .292/.336/.450 triple-slash line with 19 RBI. Compared to last season
The Royals signed free agent reliever Justin Grimm to a one-year, $12.5 million deal, the club announced Sunday. Grimm can earn up to $300,000 in additional incentives, the specifics of which have yet to be disclosed.
The 29-year-old right-hander was released by the Cubs on Thursday. Prior to his release, he was slated to make $2.2 million after losing his arbitration case against the team. Grimm polished off a five-year campaign with the Cubs in 2017 and produced an unimpressive 5.53 ERA, 4.4 BB/9 and 9.6 SO/9 over 55 1/3 innings.
In a corresponding move, right-hander Sam Gaviglio was designated for assignment. He pitched in five games for the Royals this spring, racking up 13 hits, eight runs and seven strikeouts in seven innings.