In 44 games this season, Ramirez totaled just 45 hits in 177 plate appearances.
The Mets recently signed former All-Star Jose Bautista as a right-handed bat needed to offset an abunndance of lefty hitters with Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier on the disabled list.
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.
Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated by the Boston Red Sox on Friday after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Swihart, a switch-hitter, can now see more time at designated hitter. Ramirez was on pace to reach the number of at bats needed for his contract for next year to kick in.
There is a financial incentive for the Red Sox to make this move.
This season Ramirez is slashing.254/.313/.395 with a would-be career-low 7.2 percent walk rate but has a respectable 17.9 percent strikeout rate. He has 1 DRS at first this season after -5 DRS last season at the position. By designating him, Boston will not have to pay that option for next year, saving $22 million in 2019. He was now at 195 plate appearances and if/when he is released by the Red Sox that option goes away.
Swihart has struggled to find routine playing time this season, but that is set to change after the Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment.
Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez smiles after hitting a two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during third-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Saturday, May 12, 2018.
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However, stream of red-hot lava destroyed a former geothermal project site adjacent to the PGV grounds, civil defense said. Ormat is traded on the New York Stock Exchange , and shares have fallen almost 10 percent since Kilauea began erupting.
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An investigation started in March 2017 when a Washington state investigator received information that Diallo had written a book. Court documents say the former activist deposited almost $84,000 into her bank account without reporting the majority of it.
Several efforts were made over the years to win a presidential pardon for Johnson, but none was successful. "To the president, Mr. Bush pardoned Charles Winters, an American volunteer in the Arab-Israeli War convicted of violating the U.S.
He's just playing, and he'll have to play two of the best games of his career to beat back a Boston team that believes it belongs. He got little help from his teammates, who combined to shoot 38.5 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range.
He graduated from Bucknell and pursued a master's degree from the University of Chicago graduating in 1955. Roth went on to teach at University of Iowa, Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Syrian monitor: At least 12 killed in presumed US-led strike
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Oil falls on shock US stock builds, OPEC supply worries
Gasoline inventories increased by almost 1 million barrels, and distillate stockpiles decreased by about 1.3 million barrels. That was a surprise increase compared with the 2 million-barrel decline predicted in a Bloomberg survey.
Apple block Valve's Steam Link app over 'business conflicts'
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Serena to miss out on seeding as French Open follows rankings
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2 hurt, shooter in custody in Indiana middle school shooting
Eric Holcomb, who was returning to Indianapolis from a trip to Europe, said in a tweet that he was monitoring the situation. Barnes said the suspected shooter wasn't injured and wouldn't comment on whether the student had been in trouble before.