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Hanley Ramirez emerges from exile to congratulate Red Sox on AL East crown

Alex Reimer
September 21, 2018 - 1:13 pm

It’s been nearly four months since Hanley Ramirez last donned a Red Sox uniform, but he still has love for his Boston teammates.

The released slugger tweeted out congratulations to the Red Sox Thursday after they defeated the Yankees and clinched their third straight AL East title. 

The message was the first tweet from Ramirez’s account since July. In late June, he tweeted out a message explaining he’s decided to take a sabbatical from baseball, and not sign with another team. 

“Not being on a team has been my choice. Grateful to those of you who resisted spreading the reckless, misleading reports,” he wrote, in apparent reference to an unfounded story that he was caught up in a widespread drug trafficking investigation.

Ramirez, 34, hit 78 home runs in three seasons with the Red Sox. His best year in Boston came in 2016, when he smashed 30 home runs and knocked in 111 runs.