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MLB Injury News:
In his third start since returning from thumb surgery, Los Angeles
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez suffered a “serious” left hamstring injury
last night while running the bases, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. The
hamstring injury will result in another trip to the disabled list for Ramirez.
Ramirez suffered the injury during the top of the sixth
inning when he attempted to go from first to third on a single by A.J. Ellis.
He was ultimately thrown out at third after he pulled up rounding second base.
He exited the field grabbing at the back of his left knee.
While Ramirez told reporters that he believes he’ll be fine,
his comments sound more like someone that isn’t willing to face reality.
"I'm going to come back tomorrow and see how it
feels," said Ramirez. "I'm going to be fine. I'm going to get back on
that field. Soon."
After the game, manager Don Mattingly compared Ramirez’s
hamstring injury to the one that sidelined Matt Kemp for more than 50 games
last season. A roster move will be announced today, and Mattingly admitted that
the team doesn’t have very many options when it comes to replacing Ramirez.
The Dodgers could call up Dee Gordon, who’s gotten off to a
good start in Triple-A. Justin Sellers filled in for Ramirez at shortstop
throughout the start of the season, and he manned the position last night following
his early exit.
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