Well this isn’t good news for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and it’s fans.
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez underwent a CT scan as posted by editor Bryan Rose, but the Dodgers weren’t ready to share the results of that scan just yet.
Now those results have been announced and the results will be costly. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced earlier today that Hanley Ramirez does in fact have a fractured rib according to Bill Plunkett on Twitter.
Right now they have Ramirez listed as a game time decision for game three, but I highly doubt he sees any play for the remainder of the year. I’m not sure how he would play with a fractured rib, especially in baseball.
There’s too much twisting and turning that could cause more damage to an already damaged rib.
So with Ramirez possibly missing the remainder of the series, Nick Punto should become the starter for this team. Unless they want to move either Young or Uribe to short and allow the other to take over at third.
It’ll be interesting to see if Hanley tries to play in game three, but right now I highly doubt he’ll be allowed to go.
Mattingly: CT scan showed fracture on 8th rib. Painful but not dangerous to play. Will try to swing pregame then make decision
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 14, 2013