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Manny not in Dodgers' lineup Sunday

Posted on: May 3, 2009 3:15 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2009 3:19 pm
 

LOS ANGELES -- It will be a Sunday afternoon off for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Ramirez, at least to start. Manager Joe Torre said Ramirez is not in this afternoon's lineup against San Diego because of tightness in his hamstring.

"I was hoping we could wait until Monday or Tuesday to give him a day off , but we'll have four guys off today," said Torre, who also is sitting leadoff man Rafael Furcal, catcher Russell Martin and third baseman Casey Blake as the Dodgers look to extend their home record to 10-0.

Of Ramirez, Torre quipped: "I knew he was moving a little slower, but I chose to ignore that."

Ramirez has played in 24 of the Dodgers' first 25 games and has five home runs and 15 RBI. He is hitting .349 with a .495 on-base percentage. Torre did not say which hamstring his tight.

"What I've got to do is find a formula to space this stuff out," Torre said of a planned rotation to rest some of his veteran players.

Ramirez was expected to be available to pinch-hit if need be Sunday. He also is expected to return to the lineup Monday when the Dodgers open a two-game series against Arizona.

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Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2009 6:02 pm
 

Manny not in Dodgers' lineup Sunday

Oh yes it does....lol he didn't say :which "hammy" it is either



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2009 4:39 pm
 

Manny not in Dodgers' lineup Sunday

Nothing is "beginning"...nobody expected Manny to play 162 games.  He is going to sit a few out, that is by design given his age among other factors.  There has been nothing but positives out of LA about Manny or out of Manny about LA.  Today is what it is, a slightly sore hamstring so Manny gets the day off as a precautionary measure.  Big deal. 


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Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2009 4:23 pm
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Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2009 4:16 pm
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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2009 4:09 pm
 

Manny not in Dodgers' lineup Sunday

Looking to extend home record to 10 - 0 with 4 starters on the bench??? Rest them tomorrow, not today!!! oh well, I'm not the one making decisions. Red Sox fan - it's "AN" in there


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Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2009 4:03 pm
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Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2009 3:58 pm
 

Manny not in Dodgers' lineup Sunday

You sound like a jaded experienced Red Sox fan. Fixed it for ya.



Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2009 3:56 pm
 

Manny not in Dodgers' lineup Sunday

So what begins?  Pujols sat out yesterday.  Did something begin in St. Louis?  These type of players don't play 162 games.  More like 150, which Rameriz is on pace to do.  You sound like a jaded Red Sox fan.



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2009 3:48 pm
 

Manny not in Dodgers' lineup Sunday

....And so it begins.


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