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Dodgers place Manny Ramirez on disabled list

Jul 3, 2010, 8:02 PM EDT

The Dodgers finally bit the bullet and placed outfielder Manny Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

Manny has been sidelined by a strained right hamstring since late June and will rest for at least the next week to allow time for healing.  He’s batting .322 with a .412 on-base and .525 slugging percentage this season, but his power numbers have fallen considerably.  In 183 at-bats, he has only eight home runs.

Xavier Paul was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move and is expected to get a handful of starts while Ramirez is out.  Reed Johnson and Garret Anderson are also in line for more playing time.

The Dodgers, 43-36, are 3.5 games back of the Padres in the National League West.

  1. Pisano - Jul 4, 2010 at 11:57 PM

    You can see by the amount of comments received that no one cares about Manny. Hopefully this is his last year . You can only hope .

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