Juan Nicasio
Hanley Ramirez downplays severity of thumb injury
Hanley Ramirez downplays severity of thumb injury

Right as their offense started breaking out of a two-week slumber, the Dodgers were struck Saturday by a potential disaster. Hanley Ramirez was in pain. Specifically, Ramirez had a bruised right thumb, the same thumb on which the three-time All-Star underwent an operation last year for a torn ligament. X-rays were negative and Ramirez was listed as day to day. "I'm hoping it's not too bad," Manager Don Mattingly said. Ramirez was removed after three innings of the Dodgers' 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies, a game that was preceded with news that Clayton Kershaw might return from the disabled list earlier than expected. Ramirez was in visible discomfort after his at-bat in...