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Manny Ramirez goes on disabled list for third time this season

Jul 20, 2010, 9:14 PM EDT

Manny Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after an MRI revealed a severe strain in his right calf, according to Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com. It’s his third trip to the disabled list this season and his second this month.

Ramirez was backdated to July 17, meaning that he would be eligible to return from the disabled list on August 1, but Jackson reports that Ramirez is expected to miss three to four weeks.

“It’s a significant strain,” Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. “That would
explain why it wasn’t going away.”

Ramirez had a previous stint on the disabled list with a right calf injury in late April, however the team says the two injuries are not related. Limited to just 61 of the team’s 93 games this season, the 38-year-old outfielder is batting .317/.409/.516 with eight home runs, 39 RBI and a 925 OPS over 186 at-bats.

With Reed Johnson also on the disabled list, Xavier Paul, Garret Anderson and Jamey Carroll are expected to play left field in Ramirez’s absence. Paul is batting second against Tim Lincecum on Tuesday night.

  1. Professor Longnose - Jul 21, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Is there a potential salary for Ramirez next year that is low enough so that someone will pay it and still expect some kind of return on the investment, but high enough so that Ramirez won’t be insulted and refuse to play?

  2. Jonny5 - Jul 21, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    All he needs is some more woman whoremoans…… That’ll fix ‘em up good. ;>P

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