Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hanley Ramirez (thumb) to miss eight weeks

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez injured his right thumb in the World Baseball Classic and was sent for an MRI yesterday.

The results were not good.

"The MRI on Hanley Ramirez's right thumb indicates that the ligament that stabilizes the thumb was torn," the team's statement said, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. ". . . Dr. Steve Shin, a sports medicine hand specialist at Kerlan Jobe, will perform the surgery. Hanley will have the thumb immobilized for three weeks and is expected to return to competition in approximately eight weeks."

Eligible as both a shortstop and third baseman in fantasy leagues, I have lowered Ramirez in both of my rankings.

View my rankings here: Shortstop rankings - Third Base rankings

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