Ramirez hit .320 with two home runs and seven RBI in nine games during spring training. Ramirez went 8-for-25 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI, good enough for a .320/.370/.640 slash line. The 27-year-old is on track to open the 2020 campaign as Cleveland's starting third baseman when play resumes. Ramirez hit .255 with 23 homers, 83 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 129 contests a year ago.
Manager Terry Francona said that Ramirez is "fine" after he was hit by a pitch on the foot during batting practice Thursday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Cleveland fans can breathe a sigh of relief as it appears Ramirez avoided any kind of serious injury. He was hit by a Cam Hill pitch and was seen hobbling off the field. The Indians kick off Cactus League play Saturday.
Ramirez was hit by a pitch on the foot and was seen limping into the dugout Thursday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Hoynes said Ramirez was plunked by teammate Cam Hill, presumably in live batting practice. The Indians will hopefully provide an update in short order, once the training staff has had a chance to look Ramirez over.
Ramirez (hand) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Washington, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. Ramirez missed the first two games of the series since he's still experiencing soreness in his right hand after missing most of September, and it's no surprise the Indians will keep him on the bench for the finale with their playoff hopes dashed. The 27-year-old should finish 2019 with a .255/.327/.479 slash line, 23 home runs, 83 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 129 games. Yu Chang receives another start at third base Sunday.
Ramirez (hand) remains on the bench Saturday against the Nationals. Ramirez returned quickly from a broken hamate bone, but it wasn't enough to drag Cleveland into the playoffs, as the team was eliminated from contention following Friday's loss. With nothing left to play for, Ramirez may have played in his final game of the season already. Yu Chang starts at third base Saturday.