Tag:Manny Ramirez
Posted on: July 17, 2010 5:05 pm

Dodger duo to avoid DL

There are no plans to place Manny Ramirez on the disabled list, Dodgers manager Joe Torre told reporters, including the Los Angeles Times ' Steve Dilbeck before Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Ramirez, in fact, was eligible to pinch hit against St. Louis and should return to the field next week. Ramirez has been on the disabled list twice this season with right leg injuries. He left Friday's game in the first inning with a right calf tightness.

"I think we have to keep an eye on Manny for the rest of the year," Torre said.

The Dodgers will also be without catcher Russell Martin, who is dealing with an injured thumb. Martin was not in Saturday's lineup and won't play Sunday, either.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: July 16, 2010 9:43 pm

Ramirez hurt again

Manny Ramirez The golden age of Mannywood certainly seems to be over, as Manny Ramirez is hurt again.

A day after coming off the disabled list following a sore right hamstring, Ramirez left Friday's game in St. Louis with tightness in his right calf. Ramirez went on the DL in April because of a right calf strain.

According to the Los Angeles Times ' Steve Dilbeck , the Dodgers are saying Ramirez is being considered day-to-day, but speculates the team may not be able to count on Ramirez the rest of the season.

Writes Dilbeck:
He started Friday’s game in St. Louis and drew a first-inning walk. He never advanced past first, though he did run hard to second when Casey Blake popped up  for the final out.

When the Dodgers took the field in the bottom of the first, Xavier Paul was in Ramirez’s position in left field.

Ramirez is in the last year of his contract, and at his age, it is understood he will sign next season with an American League team as a designated hitter.
Ramirez has still be productive with the Dodgers, hitting .317/.408/.516 with eight home runs and 39 RBI, but has been limited to 186 at-bats.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:57 am
Edited on: July 8, 2010 2:26 pm

Manny breaks media silence

For the first time since last February, Manny Ramirez spoke to the media and the Los Angeles Times ' Steve Dilbeck has the details:
A sit-down interview. With a camera rolling. An attractive blond asking the questions. And, oddly, since it was for KCBS2/KCAL9, in Spanish.

It was brief, and as it turns out, for a good cause.

The television station set up the interview through his agent, Scott Boras, to discuss the donation of his 1994 Porsche 911 that’s being auctioned for charity.

Manny sat down with reporter Jaime Maggio, alongside team interpreter Kenji Nimura . The odd part being, Manny speaks very good English. Of course, he could just be out of practice.

The interview took place on the field. Even with the questions and answers being interpreted, the entire interview couldn’t have lasted much over two minutes.
We'll see what secrets of life are revealed later in the day. Maybe as a former Clevelander, Ramirez had words of wisdom for LeBron.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: July 3, 2010 12:45 pm

Ramirez headed to DL

Manny Ramirez Manny Ramirez is headed to the disabled list, the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez reports .

Hernandez cites three sources that say the outfielder is headed to the DL with a strained right hamstring. Xavier Paul will be recalled from Triple-A Alburquerque to take his spot on the roster. Paul replaced Ramirez on the roster the last time he went to the DL, playing in 20 games and batting .281/.328/.404 with no homers and six RBI.

Ramirez has missed the last two games, taking a valuable bat out of the lineup. Ramirez was hitting .460 with three homers and 15 RBI in his last 15 games. The Dodgers fell to 3 1/2 games behind San Diego after losing the first game of a series in Arizona on Friday.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: July 2, 2010 9:22 am

Ramirez on road to recovery

Manny Ramirez Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez will not go on the disabled list after an MRI exam showed inflammation in his sore right hamstring. Ramirez, who has had frequent hamstring problems, felt discomfort while running the bases Tuesday and sat out Wednesday.

Even worse, Ramirez can't count on his 1994 Porsce Turbo 3.6 to get him around anymore. He donated his car (photo courtesy of the Dodgers), one of fewer than 1,500 of its kind made, to be auctioned for charity. It was recently appraised for $58,000, and proceeds will go to the Dodgers' official charity and a home for displaced girls.

If you're in the market for a used Porsche, or want to find out more about the auction, check it out here.

No word on which bus route Ramirez will now be using to get to Dodger Stadium.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 22, 2010 3:47 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2010 3:50 pm

A-Rod, McGwire among most hated sports figures

Alex Rodriguez Even though it's been over a year since Alex Rodriguez apologized for taking performance-enhancing substances while with the Texas Rangers, he still ranks among the most hated sports figures.

The number, however, has dropped. After being hated by 57 percent of people in 2009 and ranking third in Forbes ' "Most Disliked People in Sports," A-Rod has dropped to eighth place with 45 percent of the vote.

Joining him on the list is Mark McGwire, who is in his first season as the Cardinals' hitting coach. McGwire, who broke Roger Maris' record of 61 home runs with a then-record 70, has refused to talk about his past, lending himself to much ridicule. McGwire is now more hated than A-Rod, as he places sixth behind Michael Vick, Al Davis, Ben Roethlisberger and Jerry Jones. Terrell Owens, A-Rod, Allen Iverson and Gilbert Arenas round out the top 10.

Those who are off the list include Kobe Bryant (fifth in 2009) and Manny Ramirez, who placed second largely due to his ignonimous exit from Boston in 2008 and resulting suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: June 19, 2010 2:58 pm
Edited on: June 19, 2010 6:23 pm

Drew hopes to avoid DL

Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew told reporters before Saturday's game against the Dodgers that he was "very hopeful" he'd avoid the disabled list and he'd undergone an MRI on Saturday.

Drew will miss the rest of the Dodgers series after pulling up lame following his catch of a Manny Ramirez liner in the third inning with a hamstring injury.

"It was one of those plays where it was kind of a perfect-storm scenario where I had to lean in, leg came forward, hamstring grabbed really good," Drew told reporters, including Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal . "I don't think I've done an extreme amount of damage. ... It'll definitely be at least a couple of days to try to get things under wraps and let it calm down. The reason we went to get pictures is to make sure it's not something I'm dealing with for a week and a half or two weeks."

Drew will be re-examined before the Red Sox open a series against the Rockies on Tuesday.

The Red Sox's recent outfield injuries left them with a starting outfield of Bill Hall, Daniel Nava and Darnell McDonald for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 18, 2010 8:23 pm
Edited on: June 18, 2010 11:14 pm

Red Sox's Drew leaves game

Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew came up limping after catching Manny Ramirez's liner to end the Dodgers' three-run third and left the game.

Darnell McDonald entered the game in the bottom half of the inning and singled.

UPDATE: Drew will undergo an MRI on Saturday, the Providence Journal 's Brian MacPherson reports .

"When he first came out, initially, he said he thought he felt a pop," Red Sox manager Terry Franconatold reporters. "He's sore."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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