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Hanley Ramirez to undergo MRI on side

Aug 9, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

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Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was forced to exit last night’s game against the Brewers due to tightness in his right side and Ken Gurnick of reports that he will undergo an MRI today.

Ramirez felt discomfort prior to the game, but was deemed OK to start. However, he only made it through one at-bat before leaving the game. You can see him grimacing during his at-bat here.

“One swing, and it tied up on me,” said Ramirez. “I tried to play. [Manager Don Mattingly] wanted to be careful and took me out of the game to get treatment. What he did, I think, was smart. He doesn’t want me to get worse.”

This is just the latest issue for Ramirez, who has already missed 24 starts this year due to calf and shoulder injuries. The impending free agent is batting .277/.367/.455 with 12 home runs, 58 RBI, and 12 stolen bases over 100 games this season.

  1. imakcds - Aug 9, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    he’s been hurt all year, and still puts up decent numbers. I hope Dodger fans understand just how important Ramirez is to this team.
    Go Dodgers!!!

  2. yahmule - Aug 9, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Call up Alexander Guerrero and his .983 OPS already.

  3. geejon - Aug 9, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    HIs numbers this year don’t jump out at you but the SS position is so weak offensively in all of baseball that he qualifites as the best hitting SS after Tulo …. but he’s also statistically the 2nd worst fielding SS in baseball.

    His WAR is exactly the same as Juan Uribe’s.

    Somebody’s going to overpay badly for Ramirez this winter but I don’t think it will be L.A. If they couldn’t agree on an extension last winter, I doubt they will this winter when there’s bound to be at least one other team willing to overlook the constant injuries and horrid defense.

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