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The Los Angeles Dodgers wanted Hanley Ramirez to be their Opening Day shortstop. That is not going to happen, because of an injury he suffered during the World Baseball Classic.
Ramirez will have surgery on his right thumb Friday and will miss about two months, the Dodgers announced Thursday.
"The MRI on Hanley Ramirez's right thumb indicates that the ligament that stabilizes the thumb was torn," the team's statement said. "... Dr. Steve Shin, a sports medicine hand specialist at Kerlan Jobe, will perform the surgery. Hanley will have the thumb immobilized for three weeks and is expected to return to competition in approximately eight weeks."
The Dodgers likely will move Luis Cruz from third base to short during Ramirez's absence, though Justin Sellers and Dee Gordon are possibilities at short. Juan Uribe, Nick Punto and Jerry Hairston Jr. are candidates to play third.
Ramirez suffered the injury while diving for a ground ball at third base while playing for the Dominican Republic against Puerto Rico in the championship game of the WBC.
Mets third baseman David Wright was another star player who was hurt during the WBC, suffering a rib-cage injury. Wright, however, is expected to be back Opening Day, or close to it.
The injuries to Ramirez and Wright are virtually certain to reignite the debate over the wisdom of teams allowing their players to participate in the WBC.
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As news broke this morning of Hanley Ramirez's injury (out at least eight weeks), the reality of Juan Uribe remaining with the club became a virtual lock.
Manager Don Mattingly already said Luis Cruz would take over at shortstop for Ramirez, which makes a little sense, I suppose. But I'd rather see Dee Gordon take it and have Cruz remain at third base.
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday on his injured right thumb and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks.
The Dodgers said Thursday that an MRI indicated that a ligament in Ramirez's thumb was torn.
Ramirez suffered the injury Tuesday night while playing for the Dominican Republic in its victory over Puerto Rico in the World Baseball...
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Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez reportedly will miss eight weeks after tearing a ligament in his right thumb during the World Baseball Classic.
The Dodgers’ Opening Day plans took a big hit this week after shortstop Hanley Ramirez underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Ramirez suffered the injury earlier in the week playing for the Dominican Republic against Puerto Rico in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic.
The 29-year old is expected to miss eight weeks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a new injury concern.
Hanley Ramirez, slated to be their Opening Day shortstop, left Tuesday's World Baseball Classic after five innings, apparently because of a jammed right thumb.
Ramirez, as the Dominican Republic's third baseman, sustained the injury while diving for a ball. Veteran Miguel Tejada replaced him to begin the top of the sixth...
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers suffered a torn ligament in his thumb and will miss the next two months of action. His blow not only impacts the Dodgers, but fantasy owners as well at a position that is often times hard to find top tier talent at. For his fantasy baseball ranking, I knocked him down from the second ranked shortstop to number 11 and he now has...
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be sidelined for more than two months or maybe just two weeks because of an injured right thumb.
“They’ve painted both pictures, and it’s a pretty big window,” manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday. “We’re guessing.”
Ramirez was hurt diving for a ball while playing third base Tuesday night in the...
Dodgers designated hitter third baseman first baseman? shortstop Hanley Ramirez jammed his right thumb while diving for a groundball in the World Baseball Classic and he’ll get an MRI today at the Camelback Ranch.
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