Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has been arguably the teams MVP since he’s returned from the DL in early June, but he had to leave this afternoon’s game against the Cubs in the seventh inning.
With Hanley in the lineup, the Dodgers are 33-13 as he’s produced in the middle of the lineup to the tune of a .365 average, 11 home runs and 37 RBIs.
However, after leaving the game, the Dodgers official Twitter account announced the diagnosis:
A jammed shoulder for Hanley Ramirez. We will know more information tomorrow.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 4, 2013
Hanley left Wrigley Field in a sling, but says he hopes to avoid a third trip to the disabled list. After their victory Sunday, the Dodgers have now won 14 straight on the road, setting a franchise record with their win yesterday.
However, the Dodgers will fly to St. Louis to play the Cardinals in what will be a difficult four-game series with one of baseball’s best teams. After seeing Yasiel Puig leave the game early yesterday, the Dodgers could use some good news with Hanley.
He’ll undergo an MRI tomorrow before it’s determined if he needs to miss time, but manager Don Mattingly doesn’t believe a trip to the disabled list is necessary, but he’s said that a lot and been wrong.
Coincidentally, Dodgers Triple-A shortstop Dee Gordon wasn’t in the lineup tonight as the Dodgers would likely call him up if Hanley needs to miss some time.
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