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MLB Injury News:
The jammed thumb he suffered in the World Baseball Classic Championship game will force Hanley Ramirez out of game action for the next two months. Ramirez will have to undergo surgery on the thumb, which of course was the worst case scenario.
According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Ramirez's surgery will repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. The surgery is scheduled to take place today, and Ramirez will begin rehab shortly after. The Dodgers do not plan to go out and seek a part-time replacement for Ramirez.
GM Ned Colleti has said the club will look to internal candidates to fill the void at shortstop. The most likely candidates are Dee Gordon and Luis Cruz. Juan Uribe can also play shortstop if needed.
The injury is all the more frustrating for opponents of the World Baseball Classic. Ramirez may have been injured in a meaningless spring game just as easily, but many people will question further whether players should participate in the WBC.
What do you think? Should MLB players continue playing 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...
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...
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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.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be sidelined for more than two months or maybe just two weeks because of an injured left thumb.
''They've painted both pictures, and it's a pretty big window,'' Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday. ''We're guessing.''
Ramirez was hurt diving for a ball while playing third base...
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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