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MLB rumors: Red Sox, Erasmo Ramirez nearing free agent contract

MLB rumors: Red Sox, Erasmo Ramirez nearing free agent contract

The Boston Red Sox reportedly are on the verge of adding another pitcher to their organization: Erasmo Ramirez.

Here's the latest on the developements between the Sox and Ramirez.

Ramirez is 28 years old and has spent six seasons in Major League Baseball. He made 10 appearances (all starts) for the Seattle Mariners in 2018, posting a 2-4 record, a 1.40 WHIP and a 6.50 ERA over 45 2/3 innings.

The Red Sox have several options for the fifth starter role, and Ramirez could be one of them if he has a productive spring training. 

Boston re-signed starter Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year contract earlier month, but was not able to keep reliever Joe Kelly, who signed a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Sox also have yet to bring back closer Craig Kimbrel. They also have been linked to free agent relievers David Robertson and Adam Ottavino, among others.

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Marcus Stroman calls Dennis Eckersley a clown and hypocrite after announcer takes issue with celebration

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Marcus Stroman calls Dennis Eckersley a clown and hypocrite after announcer takes issue with celebration

As Marcus Stroman ended the sixth inning in the Blue Jays' win Sunday at Fenway Park with a strikeout of Eduardo Nunez, he celebrated by shouting at the Red Sox bullpen. On the Red Sox broadcast, Dennis Eckersley called Stroman's celebration "tired."

Stroman then took to Twitter to call out Eckersley for his comments on the air and didn't hold back, calling him a "clown" and a "hypocrite"

It's hard to tell someone else to stop celebrating when they're handing it to the defending champs for the second game in a row. The next time Stroman takes the mound, he probably won't tone down his celebrations either. 

And the Red Sox' job will be to keep him from celebrating because that's the only thing you can do in that situation. Just score runs on him. 

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Brock Holt (hamstring) leaves Red Sox loss, Cora calls him 'day-to-day'

Brock Holt (hamstring) leaves Red Sox loss, Cora calls him 'day-to-day'

Brock Holt exited the Boston Red Sox' game against the Toronto Blue Jays after just three innings on Sunday afternoon after suffering an apparent injury.

According to multiple reports, Holt left the game with "left hamstring tightness." It's unclear what the extent of the injury might be, but it's certainly not good news for the Red Sox.

Holt was thrown out at home plate in the 2nd inning trying to score from second base and apparently suffered the injury on the play. While Holt did return to the game in the 3rd inning to play the field, he only lasted one inning before being replaced by Eduardo Nunez.

If Holt misses any amount of time, the Red Sox will be thin on the bench once again. Regular starting third baseman, Rafael Devers, missed his second straight game with a hamstring injury of his own. However, Alex Cora expects him to be ready to play in the coming days, so that is good news for the team.

Holt is hitting .302 this season with one homer. He has helped to solidify the team's troubles at second base since returning from the IL with eye and shoulder issues.

UPDATE (5:25 p.m): Alex Cora provided an update on Holt after the game and declared him "day-to-day."

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