Hanley Ramirez May Return To The Los Angeles Dodgers Lineup Next Week

Dodgers receive good news about Hanley, have forgotten what good news means

5/31/13 in MLB   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez hits a solo home run against the Colorado Rockies in the third inning during the game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsHooray!

After the loss of Matt Kemp, the Los Angeles Dodgers received a little bit of good news today: Hanley Ramirez could return as soon as Monday.

He suffered a broken thumb and an injured hammy, but after rehabbing, he seems to be doing well.

Tonight, he'll start with the Class-A Rancho Cucamonga team, and if all goes according to plan, Ramirez will be back to start the week off on a good note.

It wouldn't be surprising if they made him do a bit more rehab because Don Mattingly expressed particular concern about hamstring injuries earlier this season.

No word on if he'll be shuffled around with the other players in the immediate absence of Kemp once he returns, though Mattingly likely won't make him do anything that could re-strain his leg.

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