UPDATE 10:20 p.m.: The Dodgers announced X-Rays were negative and Ramirez is considered day-to-day:
Hanley Ramirez left tonight's game with a right ring finger contusion. X-rays were negative, and he is listed day-to-day. #Dodgers
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 18, 2014
In the second of their three-game series with the Colorado Rockies, Hanley Ramirez gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the third inning with his opposite field home run.
The homer was Ramirez’s 11th of the season and gave him 42 RBIs. Matt Kemp added to the Dodgers’ lead with a solo home run in the fourth inning as Zack Greinke continued to blank the Rockies. The Rockies managed to get a run on the board in the sixth and trailed the Dodgers 3-1.
Then in the seventh, with J.P. Howell on the mound and the Dodgers still leading by two runs, Josh Rutledge hit a leadoff double and after a ground out, Corey Dickerson hit a shot that struck Ramirez on his right hand.
The Dodger shortstop was attended to by Stan Conte and removed from the game with the injury appearing to come on Ramirez’s ring fingers and not his surgically-repaired right thumb. This is the third time Ramirez has been removed from a game due to injury, with the first coming in San Francisco after he was hit by a pitch, also on his right hand.
Ramirez was also previously removed from a game with a bruised thumb that he appeared to suffer on a swing that resulted in a ground out. The season has been one filled with frustration as along with now being removed early due to injury in three games, Ramirez also missed time with calf soreness.
In the final year of his contract, Ramirez will now look to once again avoid missing an extended period of time with an injury.
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