Ramirez is not in the lineup for Friday's game in Washington.

Ramirez returned faster than expected from a broken hand, returning from the injured list Tuesday. He's gone 3-for-9 with three homers and eight RBI since his return, though he's evidently not ready to play every day just yet. Cleveland sits two games out of a Wild Card spot with three left to play, so there's a chance he ends up shut down for the season if a loss Friday eliminates them from contention. Ryan Flaherty starts at the hot corner in his absence.

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