Latest Update Manager Don Mattingly said there is a chance Hanley Ramirez could be scratched Thursday Thu Sep, 18, 06:17 PM
A supremely gifted ballplayer and athlete, he's always a threat for batting titles. Has a big frame with top-tier power, but also speed, mobility, hands and coordination. Can take a walk and steal bases. A natural shortstop, he can also toil at the hot corner.
Flaws: : Strikes out too much. Doesn't always hustle and is error-prone in the field. Needs to improve his attitude, since he has displayed signs of immaturiry. Wants to play shortstop, but is better at third nowadays. Is somewhat prone to injuries at this stage of his career.
Looks like we're just going to have to wait for an official announcement from the team after batting practice. It was believed that Ramirez' off-day Wednesday was precautionary, but it looks like the elbow is still tender and causing him some discomfort. Don't be surprised to see the Dodgers sit him. With the playoffs looming, it's more important to have him for the long haul than for one game against the Cubs.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ramirez was out of the lineup the last two days with an elbow strain, though word is that missing Wednesday's game was strictly precautionary. He's back at shortstop and batting fifth against the Cubs on Thursday, looking to finish the season strong and push the Dodgers into the playoffs.Analyst: Howard Bender
There was no mention of Hanley being injured in last nights game so this is a somewhat surprising development. Hanley should be considered day to day until additional information is released.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Ramirez is now 10-for-21 with five RBI and four runs scored over his last six games as he continues to be a driving force in the Dodgers lineup down the stretch. As long as he remains healthy he is a must-start fantasy option in all formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck