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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez injures right thumb in WBC final

As soon as he’s done fully adjusting his drape cut look, Jim Kaat will make a statement…and then another…and then…

As the Dominican Republic danced through the night, the Dodgers held their breath. They must wait to see if their shortstop can play on opening day.

Hanley Ramirez injured his right thumb in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday, in which the Dominican beat Puerto Rico, 3-0. Ramirez is expected to undergo an MRI exam Wednesday in Arizona, according to Dominican Republic General Manager Moises Alou.

“I don’t think it’s bad,” Dominican coach Alfredo Griffin said.

Ramirez, playing third base for the Dominican, jammed the thumb while diving for a ground ball in the third inning. He remained in the game, even delivering a single in the fourth inning, but left after five innings.

Ramirez declined comment through a team spokesman. Dominican Manager Tony Pena said he removed Ramirez for precautionary reasons, even though Ramirez told Pena he could have gone on.

Dee Gordon would be the likely replacement as Dodgers shortstop, albeit with none of the middle-of-the-order power the Dodgers expect from Ramirez.

Repoz Posted: March 20, 2013 at 04:34 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: March 20, 2013 at 04:14 PM (#4392818)
What's the Over / Under on GP for Ramirez this season?
   2. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: March 20, 2013 at 06:53 PM (#4393051)
UNLEASH THE HOUNDS!
   3. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: March 20, 2013 at 07:04 PM (#4393058)
WBC Slogan: "This Time, It Counts! (I mean, if your players get injured during the WBC, it ends up counting. Otherwise, it doesn't count.)"
   4. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: March 20, 2013 at 07:06 PM (#4393061)
Out 2-10 weeks.
   5. bunyon Posted: March 20, 2013 at 07:17 PM (#4393076)
Don't worry. He'll be back by the second round of pool play next WBC.
   6. Ray (RDP) Posted: March 20, 2013 at 07:34 PM (#4393087)
Don't worry. He'll be back by the second round of pool play next WBC.


Primey.

He could have gotten hurt at any time in any spring training game, but to get hurt in furtherance of a goal that means nothing to the Dodgers is a tough pill to swallow.
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 20, 2013 at 07:52 PM (#4393099)
I am a Dodger fan and I fully support Ramirez' participation in the WBC. Furthermore, I wanted both Kemp and Kershaw to pay for Team USA.

Edit: meanness removed

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