Hanley Ramirez will get a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Dodgers, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
There’s zero chance of Ramirez accepting the one-year, $15.3 million deal and the Dodgers would obviously be thrilled if for some reason he did, so the offer comes with no risk and guarantees the team will receive draft pick compensation if he signs elsewhere.
Ramirez hit .283 with 13 homers, 14 steals, and an .817 OPS in 128 games this season and has an .874 OPS in three seasons with the Dodgers overall. At age 31 he may not be viewed as a shortstop by many teams, but Ramirez will almost surely get a big contract spanning at least 4-5 seasons.
He ranks No. 4 on Matthew Pouliot’s list of the Top 150 Free Agents.