Hanley Ramirez and the Boston Red Sox are denying any knowledge of a reported investigation involving the slugger, while MLB has no comment on the report.
Reporter Michelle McPhee teased some “issues” Ramirez was facing regarding an ongoing federal and state investigation.
“Obviously, I know absolutely nothing about sports or Hanley Ramirez’s stats, but what I do know is crime,” McPhee said on The Sports Hub in Boston Friday. “And there has been some reports about a FaceTime phone call that was made between a man at a car stop. After that car stop, police recovered a significant amount of drugs. And during that car stop, the suspect claimed that one of the items found in the vehicle belonged to Hanley Ramirez, and then FaceTimed him in front of police. And that car stop coordinated with the timing of his release from the Red Sox.”