Ken Rosenthal has some new details on Hanley Ramirez’s deal with the Red Sox:
Hanley Ramirez terms with #RedSox, per source: Four years, $88M with fifth-year vesting option valued at $22M.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 24, 2014
This makes more sense from Ramirez’s perspective, as it makes him a $20 million+ player both for the guaranteed and vesting part of the deal. One assumes the vesting part is to protect the Sox against a physical breakdown of Ramirez.