Hanley Ramirez has suffered through numerous injuries in his two and a half seasons as a Los Angeles Dodger.

Last season, he went on the disabled list twice for his thumb and hamstring, respectively. Upon his return, he was a catalyst in the team’s turnaround from last place to National League West champions. This season, he has dealt with minor injuries to his shoulder, calf, thumb and finger.

According to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times, Ramirez was out of the lineup for more than just a day off:

After missing stretching with the team, it was revealed that Ramirez will be day-to-day:

The slugging shortstop has missed time due to the irritation in his shoulder, being scratched from the lineup with the same thing on June 11. He sat out two games that time and it is unknown whether it will be longer this time. Ramirez is currently hitting .269 with 11 home runs and 46 RBI and is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak. He is in the last year of his contract and has expressed his interest in remaining in Los Angeles for the remainder of his career. The Dodgers have been in and out of discussions with their shortstop’s agent, but have yet to agree on a deal. It was reported that Ramirez was looking for a deal over $130 million.

Lately, Ramirez has been removed late in games when the Dodgers have a lead due to his struggles on defense. He has 10 errors in 68 games at shortstop and had the only blemish in Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter on Wednesday night.

At this point, it would be tough for the Dodgers to consider a long-term deal due to the number of injuries sustained.

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Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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