Description: The Dodgers have engaged in extension talks with shortstop Hanley Ramirez. SOURCE: ESPN Deportes
Insight: Ramirez acknowledged that a deal could be reached sometime this offseason. The three-time All-Star is set to become a free agent in 2015. He'll net $16 million in salary next season.
10/18/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was inserted late into the lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS Friday night.
Insight: Ramirez suffered a fractured rib after being hit by a pitch in Game 1 and missed Game 2. He started the last three games but left the last two early due to soreness. He'll try to give it a go Friday after initially being out of the lineup.
10/18/2013 5:01:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals for Game 6 of the NLCS.
Insight: Ramirez suffered a fractured rib after being hit by a pitch in Game 1 and missed Game 2. He played Game 3 but left early in both Games 4 and 5.
10/16/2013 3:28:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is hitting third Wednesday versus St. Louis.
Insight: Ramirez has been playing through a painful rib injury and isn't close to 100 percent. He really struggled in Game 4 (0-for-3, 3 K's) and it's unclear how productive he'll be the rest of the series.
10/16/2013 10:00:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles shortstop Hanley Ramirez left Tuesday's game early because of renewed discomfort in his broken rib but he should be good to go for Wednesday's Game 5. SOURCE: Dodgers.com
Insight: Ramirez would certainly be sitting if this was a regular season game but because the Dodgers' season is on the line, he'll soldier on. The three-time All-Star is 2-for-9 in the series with one RBI and four strikeouts.
10/14/2013 5:41:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez says that he's playing Monday versus the Cardinals. SOURCE: Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Ramirez sat out Game 2 with a broken rib. It remains to be seen how effective he can be but when he's healthy, Ramirez is clearly the team's best option at shortstop and arguably the team's best all-around player.
10/14/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times was told by manager Don Mattingly that Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has a fractured rib.
Insight: Hernandez said that Ramirez will be a game-time decision Monday night against St. Louis. He added that if Ramirez can play though the pain, he'll be in the lineup. L.A.'s other options at shortstop are Nick Punto and Dee Gordon.
10/14/2013 9:16:00 AM
Description: While X-rays on Hanley Ramirez's rib cage came back negative he is still listed as questionable for Monday's NLCS Game 3.
Insight: The results of his CT scan scheduled for Sunday in Los Angeles should reveal the full extent of the injury. Ramirez said he would try to play even if the rib is cracked. Nick Punto replaced Hanley Ramirez in Saturday's starting lineup. The Dodgers need Ramirez's big bat in the lineup (.345, 20 HR, 57 RBI, 1.040 OPS) after scoring two runs in the first two games of the series.
10/12/2013 8:33:00 PM
Description: X-rays on Hanley Ramirez's rib cage came back negative. SOURCE: Keith Olbermann, TBS
Insight: Nick Punto replaced Hanley Ramirez in Saturday's starting lineup. The results of his CT scan scheduled for Sunday in Los Angeles should reveal the full extent of the injury. Ramirez told Scott Miller of CBS Sports that he believes something is cracked.
10/12/2013 3:37:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles shortstop Hanley Ramirez (ribs) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS at St. Louis.
Insight: Ramirez was drilled in the ribs by a pitch in Game 1 and has a sore rib cage Saturday. Nick Punto is starting at shortstop as the Dodgers attempt to tie up the series.
10/3/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles shortstop Hanley Ramirez hasn't had a ton of chances versus Braves righthander Kris Medlen but in nine at bats, he's collected five hits and two RBI.
Insight: It seems like a rather favorable matchup for Ramirez, but then again, when you're a .302 lifetime hitter you tend to have lots of favorable matchups. Ramirez missed time with a back injury near the end of the season but it looks like he's close to 100 percent heading into Thursday's playoff opener.
9/29/2013 1:07:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is out Sunday for the regular season finale.
Insight: The Dodgers clinched the NL West last week and have been resting Ramirez often to help him get over his back issues before the playoffs. The shortstop had a fantastic, albeit injury-plagued season, hitting .345 with 20 home runs, 57 RBI, 62 runs, 10 steals and a 1.040 OPS.
9/27/2013 6:43:00 PM
Description: The Dodgers are sitting Hanley Ramirez Friday night.
Insight: The Dodgers clinched the NL West last week and have been resting Ramirez often to help him get over his back issues before the playoffs.
9/20/2013 7:56:00 PM
Description: Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Juan Uribe and Carl Crawford all are out of the Dodgers lineup Friday night. SOURCE: Pedro Moura, Orange County Register
Insight: The Dodgers clinched the NL West Thursday night and have decided to give all their regulars the night off. Adrian Gonzalez is also out with a quad injury.
9/20/2013 7:56:00 PM
Description: According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said shortstop Hanley Ramirez will only play in three or four of the team's remaining games.
Insight: The Dodgers clinched the NL West Thursday night and have nine games left, including Friday. Ramirez and the rest of the regulars are not playing Friday.
9/19/2013 7:06:00 PM
Description: Hanley Ramirez sparked the Dodgers with four hits Thursday in a playoff-clinching victory over Arizona.
Insight: The Dodgers are the first team in the big leagues to clinch a postseason berth. Thursday marked Hanley's first multi-home run game since August 18, 2012. If he had enough at bats to qualify, his .351 batting average would lead the major leagues.
9/19/2013 2:40:00 PM
Description: The Dodgers didn't expect Hanley Ramirez to play Thursday, but he's in the lineup, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Ramirez has been dealing with nerve irritation in his back and has missed five of the last six games.
9/18/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: The Dodgers don't expect shortstop Hanley Ramirez to play Thursday against the Diamondbacks. SOURCE: Eric Stephen, SB Nation
Insight: He's been struggling with an irritated nerve in his back and has been slow to recover. Perhaps the Dodgers are just being overly cautious with the playoffs less than two weeks away. Either way, it looks like Nick Punto is going to draw another start at shortstop.
9/18/2013 7:23:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles shortstop Hanley Ramirez won't play Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Ramirez returned from a back injury on Tuesday but is already back on the shelf. This in and out game he's playing isn't exactly conducive to fantasy success. We'd recommend using another shortstop down the stretch.
9/17/2013 7:04:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Ramirez has been dealing with an irritated nerve in his back and hasn't played since last Thursday, but a cortisone injection did the trick.
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