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Manny Ramirez to be placed on DL with hamstring injury

Jul 3, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

Looks like Manny gets to start his vacation early.

Three sources told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that Manny Ramirez will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The Dodgers will call up Xavier Paul from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding roster move.

Ramirez hasn’t played since suffering the injury on the basepaths during Tuesday’s game against the Giants. Before Friday’s game, Dodgers manager Joe Torre not only said that Ramirez would likely be unavailable this weekend, but that a trip to the disabled list was still being discussed.

“We have to figure out to what degree it will get better and what does
that get us. Is he going to be a player by Tuesday? Or is he going to be
a pinch-hitter by Monday or Tuesday? I think we have to decide if that’s worth playing a man short.”

Apparently not. Besides, the upcoming All-Star break gives the opportunity to rest players for a few extra days without missing any additional game action. No need to take any chances.

Ramirez is batting .322/.412/.525 with eight homers, 39 RBI and a 937 OPS over 183 at-bats this season. He was previously placed on the disabled list in late April with a left calf strain.

  1. BIGBRUCE11047 - Jul 3, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    I’ve been watching Manny playing in leftfield this season and I think the Dodgers are better off having Xavier Paul or Reed Johnson out there. Atleast they will give 100 percent effort to catch a ball. I have seen flies that most fielders could have caught and Manny is taking it on the first hop not to get his uniform dirty!! I think the Manny Ramirez of old is no longer present. I’m glad his contract is over after this season. He needs to go to an American League team so he could be a DH.

  2. Glenn - Jul 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    I agree. If Manny is not going to be .320, 35, 120; then he isn’t worth it if he is giving away hits in the outfield. Plus his whole crappy attitude has to be a negative drag on a team. As a Boston fan, I don’t miss him, even though I absolutely loved watching him until the end.

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