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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dodgers Injury Update: Dee Gordon and Hanley Ramirez exit early

By on 9/28/2014 08:30:00 AM

Now is not the time for playoff-bound teams to incur more injuries. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the two that occurred to Dee Gordon and Hanley Ramirez in Saturday's game are mild. Both players will sit out Sunday's season finale, but the Dodgers expect them to recover in time for the National League Division Series, which begins on Friday, October 3.

Dee Gordon

Leading off the bottom of the first, second baseman Dee Gordon grounded out to shortstop. While running, Gordon irritated his right hip (video) and limped off the field. Darwin Barney replaced Gordon when the Dodgers took the field in the top of the second.'s Ken Gurnick reported that Gordon went for an MRI, and the Dodgers are awaiting the results.

Manager Don Mattingly said that the MRI was more precautionary, and Gordon said that he is not worried that the problem is serious. He had a similar problem in June while playing against the Rockies in Coors Field. Gordon compared Saturday's injury to the one he had in June:
"I felt it a little just like I did in Colorado and they were freaking out, but I'm not concerned."
Gordon is hitting .289 with 2 HR, 34 RBI, and 64 stolen bases in 148 games as the Dodgers' primary lead-off hitter.

Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez fouled a ball of his left knee (video) while batting in the fourth inning. He finished the at bat and ended up walking. He then immediately left for pinch runner Miguel Rojas. Ramirez jogged off the field, indicating that he is fine. In fact, Gurnick relayed Mattingly's message that Ramirez is, indeed, fine.

Ramirez is hitting .283 with 13 HR and 71 RBI in 123 games this season.

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