In what’s seemingly become a regular occurrence since returning from the disabled list, Hanley Ramirez added to his collection of impressive defensive plays.
Ramirez has far been considered a defensive shortstop and with his inability to remain healthy this season, he’s also struggled offensively, which has led to frustrating play from the free-agent-to-be.
With the Dodgers trailing by three runs in the eighth inning of Monday’s game, Ramirez made a backhanded sliding stop, quickly threw to Dee Gordon at second base, who fired over to Adrian Gonzalez to complete the double play.
This is now the fourth play Ramirez has made since coming off the DL Aug. 24, though it pales in comparison to his fooling Cameron Maybin that led to a pickoff in Saturday’s loss. The time off appears to have benefitted Ramirez, as his defensive range has improved.
Unfortunately for Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers, he’s yet to find his swing and was hitless Monday for the fifth time in the last seven games.
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