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Hanley Ramirez scratched from Dodgers lineup with sore calf

Hanley Ramirez scratched from Dodgers lineup with sore calf
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez connects on a home run during the sixth inning of the team's 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

Hanley Ramirez was a late scratch from the Dodgers lineup Saturday.

Ramirez has a sore left calf, according to the team.

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Ramirez didn’t play the series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, as Manager Don Mattingly said he wanted to give his 30-year-old shortstop a day off.

For the second consecutive day, Ramirez will be replaced at shortstop by Cuban rookie Erisbel Arruebarrena.

Arruebarrena, 24, made his major league debut Friday night. Not a single ball was hit to him.

Matt Kemp is also out of the lineup for the second consecutive game, with Mattingly again opting to start Andre Ethier in center field.

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