Oct 10, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) fields a ground ball during practice at Busch Stadium. Los Angeles will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers expect Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier to play in NLCS Game 6


Sept.1, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier (16) is met by shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) after a home run in the sixth inning of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Although Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has been removed in the middle of two games during the NLCS due to rib pain, he still intends to play in Game 6, this according to Ken Gurnick:

Mattingly said he expects Ethier and Ramirez to play tomorrow. He sounded more confident about Ethier than Ramirez.

According to the Dodgers’ medical staff, Ramirez isn’t reportedly in any further danger of hurting himself so it’s simply a pain tolerance, though he’s clearly been a shell of himself.

In addition to Ramirez playing, outfielder Andre Ethier is also expected to take the field, this after Ethier missed over a month prior to the start of the postseason. Ethier has played in every game of the series, though did not start in the Dodgers’ Game 2 loss in St. Louis.

While not considered completely healed, Ethier, despite issues with running, is still well enough to play and hasn’t reported too much soreness since he came off the bench in Game 2.

Tags: 2013 MLB Playoffs Andre Ethier Hanley Ramirez Los Angeles Dodgers