Hanley Ramirez Injury: Updates on Dodgers Star's Thumb and Return

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIApril 26, 2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13:  Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Updates from Wednesday, April 30

Hanley Ramirez has returned to the Dodgers' lineup, the team announced:

Updates from Sunday, April 27

Scott Miller of MLB.com provides a statement from Dodgers manager Don Mattingly discussing Hanley Ramirez's playing status:

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:

Although Ramirez did end up registering an at-bat in the Dodgers' 6-1 loss to the Rockies:

He ended up hitting a single. 

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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:

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.