So the good news on the return of
No oblique ache Sunday.
"No pain," he said.
Which just about wrapped up the good news. Otherwise, Ramirez was shaky on the field and hitless in three at-bats. He looked a lot like a guy who hadn't played in more than two weeks.
“I thought he looked a little rusty at the plate for the most part,” said Manager
Though Ramirez has been dealing with several nagging injuries this season, this was the first time he went on the disabled list. He's also battled thumb, calf and shoulder injuries. The shoulder, in particular, remains of concern with him at shortstop.
In the third inning Sunday he fielded a routine grounder from the
"I think that was part of the plan," Ramirez said.
The Dodgers could very much use a healthy Ramirez. He was their biggest, most feared bat a year ago. Thus far this season he is hitting .274 with 12 homers, 27 doubles and 58 RBIs.