In the New York Yankees' clubhouse you can feel a sense of "relief" after their bitter and longtime rivals, the Boston Red Sox, announced that they will be parting ways with the designated hitter and Yankee specialist, Hanley Ramírez.
After C.C. Sabathia heard the news, he spoke with the New York Post and he sounded kind of relieved and delighted that he will no longer have to face Hanley Ramírez:
Thank you. He always seems to kill us, so I'm glad I don't have to face him there anymore.He'll get picked up right away. I don't understand why they let him go. Who's gonna hit left-handers
Despite having struggled throughout this season, Ramírez was hitting against the Yankees at will, as he slashed .389/.455/.889 with three home runs and nine RBIs in just six games against the Bronx Bombarders.
Also, Yankees' manager Aaron Boone spoke about Ramirez' situation, saying that was a surprise for him:
It's a bit of a stunner. The first thing I said was, 'I'm glad we don't have to see him.' He's gotten some big hits against us already this year