Ramirez is hampered by an irritated joint in his right shoulder. He did not start Tuesday or Wednesday here, and the same injury forced him to miss two starts in Cincinnati two weeks ago.
At that time, Ramirez got a cortisone shot to combat inflammation in the shoulder. Manager
As Ramirez sat in the clubhouse Wednesday, his right shoulder was wrapped in ice.
Mattingly said the Dodgers expect to activate third baseman
The Dodgers also made a roster move Wednesday, calling up first baseman
Robinson, 29, was promoted to serve as a left-handed pinch-hitter. He batted .309 with 14 home runs in 77 games at Albuquerque, including a .355 average against right-handers.
Robinson said he signed with the Dodgers as a minor league free agent not because he expected to get called up but because he knew Albuquerque was a hitter's haven.
"It's a good place to put up some numbers and rebuild value for next year," he said.
Wednesday's game marks the eighth this season in which Ramirez has not started because of injury -- four for this shoulder injury, three because of a bruised calf, and one because of a bruised thumb.