Hanley Ramirez wanted a new challenge, and a new challenge is what he’ll get with the Boston Red Sox.

The longtime infielder signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the team with which he started his career, understanding full well that meant a move to the outfield. The 31-year-old has his work cut out for him as he learns to play left field for the first time, which NESN’s Jerry Remy says will be a “difficult transition” for him, but he added once Ramirez gets comfortable playing the Green Monster, the position change will become easier.

Check out a clip of Remy’s thoughts on Ramirez in the video above, and tune in to “NESN Sports Today” all this week to catch more of his Red Sox previews.

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