Updates from Wednesday, April 30
Hanley Ramirez has returned to the Dodgers' lineup, the team announced:
#Dodgers lineup at Twins: Gordon 2B Puig RF Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp CF Ethier DH Uribe 3B Butera C Crawford LF Greinke P— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 30, 2014
Updates from Sunday, April 27
We're hoping it's not too bad. He was off [Sunday] anyway. We talked five days ago and he knew he was going to get [Sunday] off.
Miller continued with a statement from Ramirez discussing his latest injury:
I'm good. It had nothing to do with my surgery [last year].
Ramirez is not in today's lineup, the Dodgers confirmed on their Twitter account:
#Dodgers lineup vs. Rockies: Gordon 2B Puig RF Kemp CF Gonzalez 1B Uribe 3B Van Slyke LF Turner SS Federowicz C Ryu P— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 27, 2014
Although Ramirez did end up registering an at-bat in the Dodgers' 6-1 loss to the Rockies:
Hanley Ramirez just put his helmet on in the #Dodgers dugout -- he will pinch hit for Jamey Wright.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 27, 2014
He ended up hitting a single.
The Los Angeles Dodgers received a scare on Saturday evening when star shortstop Hanley Ramirez left their game against the Colorado Rockies with an apparent thumb injury, according to a tweet from Bleacher Report's Scott Miller:
Hanley Ramirez left with a bruised right thumb. #Dodgers say Xrays negative & he's day to day.— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) April 27, 2014
In the bottom of the third inning, Ramirez grounded out while bringing in the Dodgers' first run of the game, but came back to the dugout grimacing and shaking his right hand.
Ramirez was looked at by the team's trainer, but it was determined to err on the side of caution and hold him out of the remainder of the game.
X-rays on his thumb were negative and he was given a day-to-day status. The Dodgers confirmed this via their official Twitter account:
On the season, Ramirez holds a .267 batting average, recording 24 hits on 90 at-bats. He's homered three times, accumulated nine RBIs and an impressive 11 doubles.
Heading into their Saturday contest against the Rockies, the Dodgers stood at 13-11 on the season and are second in the NL West Division. They'll want Ramirez back as quickly as possible; however, with his injury history, they surely won't want to rush the process.