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.
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