Latest Update Hanley Ramirez (knee) is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Sunday. Sun Sep, 28, 01:24 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.
Erisbel Arruebarruena will start at shortstop for Ramirez as the Dodgers get ready for the playoffs. Analyst: Steve Pimental
Health, final weekend, playoff berth clinched--you know the deal. Justin Turner will bat cleanup and play shortstop on Friday night.Analyst: David Kerr
After sitting out mid-week, Hanley is back as an offensive threat. A homer would have been nice, but then again, that is just getting greedy.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
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