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MLB Injury News:
Hanley Ramirez was once again out of the Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup for last night's contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks as he continues to be hampered by his troublesome left hamstring. The good news is he was able to pinch-hit for LA, and the team expects to get the shortstop back in the starting lineup on Friday when they kick off their three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Austin Laymance and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
"He was close to getting himself in the lineup today
with what he was able to do before the game," manager Don Mattingly said
after the Dodgers lost, 8-6. "I think we tried to err on the side of
caution tonight with the off day tomorrow. I'm planning on starting him Friday,
unless something happens between here and there."
Prior to yesterday's loss to the D'backs, Ramirez ran the bases, took batting practice and fielded ground balls. He did not have any soreness or limitations related to the hamstring, but LA opted to give the shortstop another few days off to rest his injury.
As a result of his numerous injuries this season, Ramirez has only appeared in 10 games, compiling 24 plate appearances. In his absence, the Dodgers have used Nick Punto and Luis Cruz at shortstop over the past week.
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