Monday Morning Recap: June 25, 2018

by: Faron Peterson @faronpjr

With what was a pretty wild week in baseball, the wildest story of recent memory involves former Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez

Ramirez, 34, and a current free agent after being released by Boston earlier this month, made headlines for all of the wrong reasons.

He is currently under investigation in connection with a drug probe. Not only could the result of this investigation affect his legacy, it could also alter teams' playoff chances come October. Non-contending teams could have signed him at the veteran's minimum hoping that he would get hot, then use him as a trade chip come July.

I understand Ramirez may not be the player he once was, but he could still provide a contender with a right-handed power-bat. With this investigation ongoing, it would be hard to imagine a team taking a chance on Ramirez not knowing what the future holds for him at this time.

Take a look at some of the other headlines from the past week across baseball:

Former Red Sox star Hanley Ramirez linked to drug investigation

Royals show interest in signing college pitching star Luke Heimlich

Kershaw struggles in return from DL

Blue Jays place Sanchez and Garcia on DL

Reds pitcher DeSclafani hits grand slam in win over Cubs

Cardinals rookie Jack Flaherty loses no-hit bid in 7th vs Brewers

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games

Bryce Harper says he will compete in HR Derby if he's an All-Star

Bumgarner gets 1st win of the season vs Padres

Phillies fan injured by flying hotdog

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow goes on DL after suffering back injury while taking his pants off

Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha suffers left oblique strain, placed on DL

Rangers demote Mendez for breaking team rules

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