Monday, August 12, 2013

Ramirez Still Aching, Perhaps As Much As Dodger Fans Watching Gordon Play

ESPN cameras caught Hanley Ramirez in a pre-game workout yesterday, but the post-game press review wasn't quite as sunny:

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez said Sunday he is prepared to return to the lineup this week despite a sore right shoulder but said he hopes the discomfort does not linger.

"Hopefully, it's not something I have to deal with the rest of the season," he said.

Ramirez, who leads the team with a 1.050 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, jammed his right shoulder Aug. 4. He completed a full workout Sunday but said he still felt discomfort when extending his arm on his swing and when throwing to first base.

"I'm just worried if I am going to keep feeling that every time I throw the ball," he said. "If I have to play like that, I'll play."

Ramirez said the Dodgers' medical staff has assured him the condition should improve over time. Indeed, he said, "I'm getting better every day."

Dee Gordon, starting in place of Ramirez on Sunday, made three errors.

"That was a little rough to watch," said Manager Don Mattingly. "I'm sure it wasn't any fun for Dee. It's a little concerning."

Gordon was indeed rough to watch (though luckily, we have other options at short who are probably better than Gordon, though worse than Ramirez. Get well soon, Hanley!


spank said...

Dee Gordon sucks

Steve Sax said...

I think Gordon's speed would be a lot more exciting if he was able to get on base.

spank said...

i can't get over the three errors Gordon made yesterday. The throwing error to first base was terrible. Bush league. He needs to earn my respect back.I'm done with him.