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Hanley Ramirez’s X-Rays come back negative after being plunked on the hand

Apr 17, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

Hanley Ramirez AP

Hanley Ramirez had to leave last night’s game in the seventh inning after being plunked on the hand by a Ryan Vogelsong pitch. At the time he hopped around in obvious pain and, judging by his reaction, it wouldn’t have been shocking if we heard he had broken bones.

Nope. The Dodgers say X-Rays have come back negative so we can consider Ramirez day-to-day, one assumes. Good news for Los Angeles.

  1. senioreditor2 - Apr 17, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Nah, it’s broken…..the Dodgers just don’t know it yet.

  2. blabidibla - Apr 17, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    And so it begins…

  3. spudchukar - Apr 17, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    This is a pattern that will continue to occur. Ramirez sucks at getting out of the way of inside fastballs. Like a lot of players Ramirez dives into the ball. That makes him susceptible to inside heat. Teams are going to continue to crowd him, sometimes more off the plate inside than intended. Ramirez has three options, continue his present approach, which will find him on the DL, turn his back on the pitch like he did in the post-season against Kelly and the Cards, and occasionally suffer rib damage, or raise his hands and jump back from those pitches, and play another day.

    • beavertonsteve - Apr 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      You are forgetting option 4, the Barry Bonds/Darth Vader armor everywhere option.

      • senioreditor2 - Apr 17, 2014 at 11:56 AM

        option 5, trade him now and get a nice return while he’s still healthy.

  4. illuminancer - Apr 17, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Glad he’s okay. That looked pretty bad last night, and for all that he’s one of my least favorite Dodgers, I never want to see anyone get hurt.

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