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MLB Injury News:
When Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez sustained
his thumb injury, the team initially thought he would be on the disabled list
through the end of May. However, Ramirez recently told reporters – including Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles – that his surgically repaired right thumb is “awesome”
and that he’ going to return “way sooner” than originally expected.
"It's awesome. No pain, nothing," Ramirez said.
"Definitely it's going to happen way sooner than it's supposed to.”
Ramirez fractured his right thumb on March 19 while playing
for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. He underwent surgery
to repair the injury soon after.
Ramirez wouldn’t provide reporters with exactly when he’s
planning on returning for the Dodgers, noting that it’s a secret. When he is
ready to reveal it, he said he’s “going to tweet it.”
The Dodgers could certainly use Ramirez’s bat back in the
lineup, as they’ve been depending on the weak-hitting Justin Sellers at
shortstop. He’s hit .176 this season, while third baseman Luis Cruz has only
mustered an average of .111. The duo have combined for one RBI this season.
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