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Oct 10, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) fields a ground ball during practice at Busch Stadium. Los Angeles will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez Waiting for CT Scan Results

Hanley Ramirez did not feel comfortable enough to play in the Los Angeles Dodgers Game 2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. That is exactly what he told reporters on Sunday when asked about his condition.

MLB Insider Jon Morosi tweeted

Swinging a bat before Saturday’s game was uncomfrtable for Ramirez, and Manager Don Mattingly realized he wouldn’t be good to go. He left the stadium to get X-Rays. The results of which were negative. This prompted team physicians to give Hanley a CT scan, which he’s still awaiting results for.

It is procedure to have X-Rays taken before a CT Scan or MRI. X-Rays only show dramatic bone breaks–the latter wil show more structural damage. Regardless of the results of the Scan, whether the Dodgers hottest hitter plays has much more to do with how much discomfort he can deal with. The diagnosis matters less than his tolerance.

The Dodgers can only wait and see before tomorrows home game at 5pm PST on TBS, and radio AM 570.

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