Shortstop Hanley Ramirez, on the disabled list with an oblique injury, is expected to be ready to rejoin the Los Angeles Dodgers when he’s eligible to be activated on Aug. 24.
According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, via Twitter:
But Hanley Ramirez is making progress in recovery from oblique injury. Swinging at 90 pct, acc to Mattingly. Should be ready when eligible
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 17, 2014
Ramirez last played on Aug. 8 against the Milwaukee Brewers, a game in which he left in the middle of the first inning after drawing a walk.
He’s fought through all sorts of injuries this season, including wrist, finger, thumb, two separate hand injuries and three different problems with his shoulder, yet has managed to still play in 100 games.
Ramirez is hitting .277/.367/.455 with 50 runs, 27 doubles, 12 home runs and 58 RBI in his second full season in L.A., neither of which has been healthy.
Ramirez sat out the first eight weeks of last season after needing surgery to repair an injury to his right thumb he sustained during the World Baseball Classic.
He had a huge year when he was healthy in 2013, however, hitting .345/.402/.638 with 62 runs, 25 doubles, 20 homers and 57 RBI in just 86 games.
The Dodgers acquired Ramirez, the 2006 National League Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star, from the Miami Marlins about a week before the non-waiver trade deadline in July 2012, also getting left-hander Randy Choate in exchange for right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and right-hander Scott McGough.