Report: Dodgers acquire Hanley Ramirez

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Report: Dodgers acquire Hanley Ramirez

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dogers have acquired infielder Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins, according to multiple reports.

Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports first tweeted the news and it was confirmed by multiple national baseball reporters.

The Dodgers will reportedly be responsible for Ramirez's remaining contract of over 35 million for the next two-plus seasons. Miami will receive young starter Nathan Eovaldi and minor leaguer Scott McGough. Los Angeles will also receive reliever Randy Choate in the deal.

Both the Giants and A's were mentioned as potential destinations for Ramirez. However, if Miami was looking for a trade partner that would assume all of the money on Ramirez's contract, it's safe to assume that left both Bay Area teams out of the running.

The Dodgers arrive in San Francisco for a three-game series that starts on Friday and currently trail the Giants by 2.5 games in the N.L. West.

Giants release veteran infielder Gordon Beckham upon his request

Giants release veteran infielder Gordon Beckham upon his request

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants released veteran infielder Gordon Beckham on Thursday. Beckham had requested his release after being told he would not make the Opening Day roster.

The veteran infielder was in camp in hopes of winning a backup infield job, but in a crowded field, he was not headed for a spot. The Giants like Beckham's glove and love his presence in the clubhouse, but they're looking for bigger bats on their bench. Aaron Hill and Jae-gyun Hwang are among the newcomers who were ahead of Beckham on the depth chart.

"As is his right, he requested and was granted his release so he could look for other opportunities," general manager Bobby Evans said. "We were up against the clock. We needed to let him know where things stood. There are a number of (other) options here."

Beckham hit .217 with the Braves last season before being acquired by the Giants in the final week of the season. He would have been due a $100,000 bonus on March 28. The Giants were preparing to release him before that date.

Posey describes WBC: ‘Some of the most fun baseball I’ve ever played’

Posey describes WBC: ‘Some of the most fun baseball I’ve ever played’

Buster Posey already has three World Series rings to his name. And after Team USA's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico Wednesday night, Posey can add 2017 World Baseball Classic champion to his ever-evolving list of accomplishments. 

On Thursday, Posey went to Instagram to show how much he truly enjoyed his time with Team USA. 

Posey wrote: "Great experience playing in the WBC! Some of the most fun baseball I've ever played!"

Great experience playing in the WBC! Some of the most fun baseball I've ever played! 🇺🇸#teamusa #wbc2017

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To preserve the catcher's health, manager Jim Leyland rotated Posey and Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy every other game, playing four each.

Posey finished the 2017 WBC hitting .267/.313/.667 and tied for the team lead with two home runs while driving in four runs.