Sun, May 5th 2013, 22:27
Although Hanley Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, he said his strained left hamstring felt better than it did Friday night when he suffered the injury trying to go from first to third in the sixth inning.
“It feels better than last night, but it’s still uncomfortable feeling in there,” said Ramirez, who is likely out for a month with the injury.
Manager Don Mattingly was reluctant to offer a timetable, especially with memories of Matt Kemp’s hamstring injury a year ago. Kemp rushed back and ultimately missed 51 games over two stints that wiped out one-third of his season even before he smashed into the fence at Coors Field and damaged his left shoulder.
“You never know how long…
Wed, May 1st 2013, 09:15
Did you see him?
On Hanley Ramirez “I See You” Bobblehead Night, the star attraction homered and doubled in his first start of the year. He shared the spotlight, though, with Hyun-Jin Ryu, who struck out 12 in six innings as the Dodgers shook off Monday night’s blowout loss with a 6-2 win over the Rockies Tuesday night.
The Dodgers overcame their latest injury, a tight hamstring for Carl Crawford, with Ramirez’s first start since tearing a ligament at the World Baseball Classic and needing right thumb surgery. Ramirez credited the club’s medical staff for a return two weeks early.
“I felt like a little kid in a candy shop,” said Ramirez. “I’m happy to be on the field and around my teammates…
Wed, Apr 17th 2013, 10:15
Hanley Ramirez said Tuesday he expects to be back “way sooner” than mid-May, which was the original target date for his return to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup from surgery on his right thumb.
Ramirez has begun taking batting practice and fielding grounders. The team has outfitted him with a special splint that allows him to throw while protecting his surgically repaired right thumb.
“It’s awesome. No pain, nothing,” Ramirez said Tuesday. “Definitely it’s going to happen way sooner than it’s supposed to.”
Ramirez wouldn’t reveal exactly when he might return, saying it was a surprise.
“I’m going to tweet it,” he said.
Thu, Mar 21st 2013, 18:13
After learning that Hanley Ramirez will be sidelined for two months with a torn right thumb ligament, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Thursday that he won’t seek a replacement in a trade, and he expects Ramirez to be the shortstop when he returns.
Dr. Steven Shin will perform surgery on Ramirez on Friday in Los Angeles. The thumb will be immobilized for three weeks, and Ramirez is expected to return to competition in eight weeks, according to the club.
An MRI exam taken on Wednesday night revealed the ligament tear, which Ramirez sustained on Tuesday night when diving for a ground ball while playing third base in the Dominican Republic’s 3-0 victory over Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic final.