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Manny's rehab hits a bit of a snag

Aug 4, 2010, 10:52 AM EDT

Dodgers manager Joe Torre acknowledged Tuesday that Manny Ramirez suffered a setback during his rehab from a right calf strain and will need at least another week before going out on a minor league rehab assignment, according to Evan Drellich of MLB.com.

The team made the assessment after Dodgers trainer Stan Conte visited Ramirez at the club’s spring training complex in Glendale, Arizona on Tuesday.

“Until we get him on the field and playing in a rehab game, it’s really
tough to really plan on getting him back at this point in time,” Dodgers
manager Joe Torre said. “I think it’s going to be probably a couple
weeks if what Stan says [is right], and this could change depending on
how comfortable he is.”

Ramirez has been sidelined since July 16, his third trip to the disabled list this season.

His extended absence hurts the Dodgers, who currently sit on the fringes of playoff contention, but each passing day also makes it less likely that Ramirez will be traded this month. Though the club hasn’t confirmed that they would like to actually trade Ramirez, players on the disabled list cannot be placed on waivers. We’re looking at a deal in late-August, if anything. 

  1. Jonny5 - Aug 4, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    He’ll be back as soon as he stops Lactating.

  2. ThinMan - Aug 4, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Did he forget which hammy is supposed to be hurting again?

  3. Cheap Seat Chronicles - Aug 4, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    I could still the White Sox adding him before the deadline.
    His bat would play really, really well in Chicago and he could go on a nice little salary drive for this offseason if he propelled the Sox into the postseason.
    Kenny Williams traded for Peavy when he was all gimped up last year, so I wouldn’t be shocked for him to take a flier on Manny if the Dodgers made him available.

  4. John_Michael - Aug 4, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Ozzie and Manny in the same dugout will make for some good ‘Quote Of The Days.’

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