Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez will be activated from the disabled list when he's eligible on Aug. 24, according to a tweet from The Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett citing information from manager Don Mattingly.
The 30-year-old three-time All-Star landed on the 15-day DL earlier in August after a right oblique strain limited his swinging and forced an early exit during a loss to the Brewers. Mattingly said Ramirez is swinging at about 90 percent now and should be ready to come off the DL next Sunday when the team wraps up a series at home vs. the Mets.
Ramirez, eligible for free agency after the season, has been battling through shoulder and calf injuries during the season. He was batting .277 with 12 home runs and 12 steals over 100 games prior to landing on the DL.
The Dodgers are first in the NL West heading into their final game against the Brewers on Sunday.
But Hanley Ramirez is making progress in recovery from oblique injury. Swinging at 90 pct, acc to Mattingly. Should be ready when eligible — Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 17, 2014
- Marc Weinreich