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Hanley Ramirez'snagging injuries refuse to go away.The Red Sox outfielder, who was recently moved to first base, was mi sing from the lineup during Bostons three-game series against the Mets and will remain sidelined Monday against Bryce Harper Youth White Jersey the Yankees.MORE: Greatest Red Sox of all time | Don't expect Hanley Ramirez to be better as a first baseman"They don't know what's going on in here, what's going on with my body," Ramirez said,via the Boston Herald. "I Bryce Harper Cool Base Red Jersey respect that because (fans) pay to see you prove every day that you're there. They want us to do the best every day. I know I've tried my best every day when I've been out there, but some things don't go the right way."Despite illne s andinjuries, Ramirezhas managed to dodgethe disabled list allseason. He strained his leftshoulder in May when he collided with thewall while chasing a ball in foul territoryandbruised his left hand in June when he was hit by a line drivefrom teammate Xander Bogaertsas he ran the bases. He also mi sed seven games in August afterhe fouled a pitch off his foot Men's Bryce Harper Scarlet Jersey against the Tigers on Aug. 7."This is not me," Ramirez said. "I'm such a good hitter and I can't look like that on the field. But I didn't want to say Sean Doolittle Jersey anything because I wanted to play."Since that (hand injury) happened, nothing has been the same. You can see my hand. It's still not the same.I don't have the same grip that I had the first month. Some things happen that you can't control, like being hit by a line drive. That can happen, what, one out of 100? I'm a lower hand hitter. My power comes from my left hand, not my top hand. It's unbelievable."Ramirez smashed10 home runs in 82 plate appearancesin April. Since May, however,he has hit just nine homersin319 plate appearances Matt Wieters Jersey andis batting.238 with a .367 slugging percentage.He is 3for31 with one walk and eight strikeouts since his return to the field Aug. 17.