Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hanley Ramirez to have MRI on thumb

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez injured his right thumb while diving for a ground ball as the Dominican Republic won the World Baseball Classic over Puerto Rico last night.

After suffering the injury in the third inning, HanRam stayed in the game but he left the game after the fifth inning.

"I don't think it's bad," Dominican coach Alfredo Griffin said, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Ramirez, who was seen wearing a splint, will have an MRI on his thumb on Wednesday.

Eligible at shortstop (second in my rankings) and third base (third in my rankings), Ramirez may be knocked down a spot or two at those positions depending on his status.

Stay tuned ...