On this date a year ago, Hanley Ramirez was batting .363. The Dodgers loved him, and vice versa. The playoffs would happen, and then the contract extension.
The playoffs happened. The new contract never did.
That sets up what could be the most intriguing free-agent drama this off-season. Ramirez might well be the best bat available, but the caution lights — his injury history...
UPDATED 11:35 ET: Ramirez has been placed on the DL as expected, with Darwin Barney being activated to take his place. MLB Roster Moves tweeted the official move.Original article:The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Milwaukee Brewers last night by the score of 4-1. The Dodgers, who are 12th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, managed just four hits. The loss dropped the Dodgers...
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Hanley Ramirez is injured and not in tonight’s lineup. I know.
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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left another game early on Friday night when he made it through just the top of the first before leaving the game with tightness in his right side. MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports that Ramirez felt the problem when he was taking swings pre-game and told trainers about it, but it was agreed that he would try to play and see how it felt...
A marathon game that frequently teetered on the edge of bitterly disappointing finally tilted in the Dodgers’ direction after twelve innings, leading to a 5-2 victory. We’ll talk about Hanley Ramirez’ heroics in a second, but let’s talk about the stuff that is likely to get overlooked first.
Hyun-jin Ryu was great, again. He pitched seven innings, allowed two runs, struck...
The Los Angeles Dodgers made their first splash in the 2014 trade season.
Splash is a strong word. It was kind of like they threw a pebble into the Pacific Ocean. But hey, it’s something to write about.
Monday afternoon, the Dodgers acquired recently DFA’d Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney. The Dodgers also received cash from the Cubs, and will send the Cubs a player...
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez and right fielder Yasiel Puig were both hit by pitches in the left hand in recent games, causing them to miss time. Ramirez took a fastball on July 20, and Puig took one on the 19th. Ramirez has not played at all since getting hit, and Puig had only one plate appearance Wednesday. After an off day Thursday, both could return to the...
The next two days could determine whether or not Hanley Ramirez goes on the 15-day disabled list with a swollen left hand. The Dodgers’ shortstop was unable to take batting practice with his teammates prior to Wednesday’s game against the Pirates.
Ramirez hasn’t played since he was hit by two pitches Sunday in St. Louis. The second, a 99 mph fastball from Cardinals closer...
Let’s update the “Hanley Ramirez run of games missed,” shall we? I should probably just link you to the last time I did this rather than using up a lot of space on what’s become an increasingly long list. And yet! I’m doing it anyway.
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Hanley Ramirez left Sunday’s game against the Cardinals in the 9th inning due to being hit in the left wrist by a 99 MPH fastball thrown by Trevor Rosenthal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Catcher. Drew Butera pinch ran for Ramirez.Hanley Ramirez hit again, this time in wrist and leaves game #dodgers— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 21, 2014 #452395062 / gettyimages...