Report: Orioles have looked into signing Hanley Ramirez
The Baltimore Orioles could be a landing spot for free agent Hanley Ramirez.
According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the Orioles have discussed signing Ramirez, though their level of interest is not clear.
#Orioles have explored possibility of signing Hanley Ramirez, sources tell The Athletic. Level of interest unclear. Also unclear: How Hanley would fit on roster with C. Davis, Trumbo and Alvarez. Duquette signed Hanley originally for #RedSox.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 2, 2018
As Rosenthal notes, it would be a move that doesn’t make a ton of sense on the surface. The Orioles are awash in first base/designated hitter types, which is where Ramirez would fit. Maybe they think they could get his bat going and flip him at the trade deadline without the salary obligations hanging around his neck.
Ramirez will probably find a job soon. After all, even the Red Sox were a bit surprised to find themselves letting him go.