Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment, ‘go in a different direction’

The Red Sox on Friday designated for assignment veteran first baseman/DH Hanley Ramirez to open a Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men spot on their MLB roster for second baseman Dustin Pedroia (offseason knee surgery) to be activated from the disabled list, the team announced.

Team president Dave Dombrowski on Friday told reporters (via The Globe) that manager Alex Cora called him with the idea that Ramirez was the odd man out. We were prepared to go in a different direction with our move, Dombrowski said.

He explained that he took the offending selfies at his May 2016 West Point graduation ceremony and kept them to himself until last September, when he tweeted them in solidarity with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was taking heat for kneeling for the national anthem to raise awareness of racism. Many other military personnel also tweeted in favor of Kaepernick, although most were supporting free speech, not communism.

But trying to keep it light hasn’t meant steering completely clear of dead-serious issues off-screen. Last weekend, Fallon gave a commencement speech at the Parkland, Fla., high school where 17 people were killed by a school shooter earlier this year, telling students: You are not just the future — you are the present. Keep changing the world. Keep making us proud. Fallon also took his family to the March for Our Lives this spring in Washington, DC. I wanted my girls to be there, so they could see what a movement looks like, and be part of it, he says.

Dave Gettleman, walking in for his first cancer treatment after Tuesday’s stunning news that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, looks at the doctor in charge of his care with that sly half-smile and issues a promise Cheap Football Jerseys Xxl and a warning all wrapped into one:

The careful dance between the team and its best player (who just happens to be looking for a new contract) continued during minicamp.

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