Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb, CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler has confirmed. According to the team, he's expected to be sidelined for the next eight weeks.
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Ramirez was acquired from the Marlins during the 2012 season and put up a solid 112 OPS+ after the trade. The 29-year-old Ramirez is a career .298/.371/.495 hitter and in 2009 was the runner-up in the NL MVP balloting.
CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that, during Ramirez's absence, Luis Cruz will shift over to shortstop while Juan Uribe will cover third. Needless to say, that constitutes a significant downgrade for the Dodgers.
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