Hanley Ramirez’s struggles in left field are well documented. But the Boston Red Sox aren’t as pessimistic about his defense as one would think.
In fact, the team actually thinks Ramirez has been no worse than your average left fielder, with one caveat: His best defensive play comes on the road.
Left field at Fenway Park is pretty small in comparison to most outfields, which seems like it would be a good thing for a player adjusting to a new position like Ramirez. Instead, Ramirez tends to thrive on the road in larger outfields, where he can utilize his speed and athleticism to track down balls.
The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham joined “Red Sox Gameday Live” to talk about it before Game 2 of the team’s day-night doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels. Check it out in the video above.
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