CLEVELAND – Slugger Hanley Ramirez is again a free agent after a short stint with the Indians.
Ramirez, 35, renounced Tuesday, and instead of signing a minor league deal with Cleveland, he chose a free agency. He played in 15 games for the Indians, batting .239 with two homers and eight RBIs.
The Indians signed him in February to help offset lost power in their lineup. But when All-Star card stopper Francisco Lindor was activated from the damaged list on Saturday, the club designated Ramirez to task.
Manager Terry Francona plans to use Lindor at times as his DH, which made Ramirez consumption because Indians also hold an extra infielder on their roster.
Ramirez played in 44 games before being released by the Boston Red Sox last season. He had his best season in 201