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Hanley Ramirez out of Dodgers’ lineup for second straight game with shoulder discomfort

Jun 12, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was a late scratch from Wednesday’s game against the Reds due to irritation around the AC joint in his right shoulder and he is sitting out again Thursday …

That is Miguel Rojas starting at shortstop in the Dodgers’ series finale at Great American Ball Park.

Hanley told reporters late Wednesday that the right shoulder discomfort bothers him more on defense than offense — specifically when he tries to throw — so maybe he’ll be available as a pinch-hitter Thursday.

Ramirez is batting .255/.345/.455 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 63 games played this season for Los Angeles. The 30-year-old is currently scheduled to hit the free agent market after the 2014 World Series.

  1. geejon - Jun 12, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Thank goodness they didn’t jump the gun and give this guy a ridiculous contract based on his admittedly excellent year last year. He won’t be repeating that year anytime soon, rather, the above-average but always banged up player he’s been this year is who he’ll be going forward. Let someone else overpay him.

    It would be ideal if the Cuban kid (wont even bother trying to spell that name) shows he can be at least a .250 hitter in this league. Along with Gold Glove defense, he’d be fine at SS going forward. Don’t need a huge bat at every position. Along with Seager playing 3rd within 2 years, that might be a solid left side for the next decade … and without any of them making $20 mil per like Ramirez wants.

  2. alara07 - Jun 12, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    I love the Dodgers. Hanley has amazing ability and talent, Was a very good 5 tool player in Miami and last year with Dodgers. It is unfortunate injuries have slowed him down. Being his last contract year, I believe teams might be reluctant to give him anything over five years, much less if he is compared to Troy Tulowitzki type of average salary contract(2014 16million, then 20 million from 2015-2019). I hope he makes a turn around.

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