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UPDATE: Contract extension for Hanley Ramirez not imminent after all

Dec 7, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

UPDATE: Hanley Ramirez‘s agent tells Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that his client posted the photo on Instagram as a joke and was actually flying to the Dominican Republic. In other words, a contract extension is not imminent. Hey, at least we know that Ramirez has an interesting sense of humor.

11:01 a.m. ET: Hanley Ramirez told Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes last Friday that he was working on a contract extension with the Dodgers. And if this post to Ramirez’s Instagram account from last night is any indication, it could be a done deal in the very near future:

source:  Ramirez, who turns 30 later this month, has one year and $16 million remaining on the six-year, $70 million extension he signed with the Marlins back in May 2008. While injuries limited him to 86 games this past season, he was a monster when healthy, batting .345/.402/.638 with 20 home runs and 57 RBI. That was good enough for him to finish eighth in the National League MVP balloting. Ramirez has made it clear that he wants to stay with the Dodgers, but it’s going to cost them big-time.

Thanks to Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness for the heads-up on the Instagram post. For what it’s worth, he’s thinking that an extension for Ramirez could be in the six-year, $100-120 million range.

  1. MyTeamsAllStink - Dec 7, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    smart move for LA,he was arguably their offensive MVP last year.

  2. rjmarrella - Dec 7, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Has he been hitting the buffet circuit too hard?

  3. slaugin - Dec 7, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Looks like he’s Just waiting for that big extension to go full Andruw Jones

    • detectivejimmymcnulty - Dec 7, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Doppelganger?

  4. JuniorGriffey'sRecliner - Dec 7, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    What does his shirt say?

    All I can make out is “thing is whites elect the boss”.

    WTF?

  5. slaugin - Dec 7, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    That all I can make out other than the word Not to start the shirt… It’s the Take a Racial Stance Selfie

  6. mianfr - Dec 7, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    If he shows up that fat to sign the extension, they’ll pull it off the table as he walks in.

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