Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/14/13
Hanley Ramirez has an irritated nerve in his back the Dodgers announced Friday. The club said the shortstop received a cortisone injection and is expected to be available to play next week. This is not a new injury for Ramirez who spent 15 days on the disabled list in 2011 with a lower left back strain when he was with the Marlins. Ramirez had an MRI exam Friday afternoon and the Dodgers said it showed no difference in comparison to an MRI exam of the same area in 2011. Ramirez exited Thursday's game after six innings with what the Dodgers said was a tight left hamstring. Manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez has dealt with tightness in his hamstring for a few weeks and the shortstop indicated to him a few days ago that it could have resulted from a nerve. "It really makes a lot more sense to us now" Mattingly said. "This thing has been off and on. He'll tighten up and the next day he's fine. A couple days later he'll feel something and then he's fine." Ramirez did not answer quest...
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