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Hanley Ramirez hopes to return to Dodgers lineup for Arizona series
Hanley Ramirez hopes to return to Dodgers lineup for Arizona series

Turns out Hanley Ramirez is afraid of needles. "When I was a kid I used to be sick all the time," Ramirez said Saturday. "They used to put a lot of needles in my body, so I just got afraid." Lately, the Dodgers shortstop has been forced to confront that fear. Friday he had two cortisone injections for an irritated nerve in his back. And for most of the season he has been getting regular acupuncture to treat the same problem, which he says has become chronic over the last three years. "That's one of the reasons that nerve has been feeling better. We do a lot of acupuncture," said Ramirez, who repeatedly praised the Dodgers' medical staff. "Before I got here I didn't know about...

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