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Hanley Ramirez again ramped up his activity levels today in Baltimore prior to the Dodgers game against the Orioles, according to Dodgers’ reporter David Vassegh.
Ramirez has been taking batting practice, fielding grounders, and running the bases in the last week, which is great news as he isn’t even 4 weeks post-op at this point (initial timetable for his return was 8 weeks). Han-Ram has reportedly been eying his bobblehead night on April 29th as a possible return date, so he must be quite confident that things are coming along well.
Just as important as his ability to return to hitting and fielding are the rave reviews he’s drawing from staff and reporters, saying his power appears to be on track. According to MLB.com, Hanley showed impressive power with the bat now that he’s out of the cast and only using a pliable thumb splint to add more stability to the hand. They also reported that his fielding needed some work based on the infield practice he took on Friday.
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