Posted October 15, 2013

Hanley Ramirez removed from NLCS Game 4

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Hanley Ramirez exited NLCS Game 4 early due to his rib fracture. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Hanley Ramirez exited NLCS Game 4 early due to his rib fracture. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Hanley Ramirez’s fractured rib caused him to make an early exit from NLCS Game 4 against the Cardinals. Ramirez was injured in Game 1 of the series Oct. 11, when he was hit by a Joe Kelly fastball.

He missed Game 2 and was diagnosed with a fractured eighth rib following a CT scan. He played through Game 3 despite the diagnosis, using painkillers and protective padding. He played part of Game 4, striking out in all three of his plate appearances before he was removed due to pain.

The Dodgers will update his status later, with Wednesday’s Game 5 looming. For now, Nick Punto has replaced Ramirez at shortstop.

 


2 comments
Jules de la Zazette
Jules de la Zazette

@Richard--Ramirez  I'd like to see you try swinging a bat (or throwing from SS for that matter) with a broken rib, mate.  He played Game 3 and got thru it — last night unfortunately did not go so well, and I'm sure the Cards pitched him knowing he wouldn't be able to get around on stuff. He's a big reason the Dodgers are even in the playoffs, so I suggest ya stop talking out yer a$$.