Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop has received some criticism this season for his defense, as he has 10 errors in 84 games.
While he has done well at the plate for the most part, Ramirez has become enough of a liability on defense that manager Don Mattingly has used defensive replacements late in games on numerous occasions.
During the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cub, the 30-year-old shortstop tried to silence some of his critics with a play to take away a hit. Ramirez turned around and chased down a flare in shallow left field that resulted in a juggling act to keep the ball in his glove. It would be the first out of a scoreless inning for left-hander J.P. Howell and helped the Dodgers keep the game within reach.
Ramirez was 0-for-3 at the plate in the game, but brought in a run in the first with a bases-loaded double play.
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