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
Hanley Ramirez just spoke with reporters, said he’s still awaiting CT results, feels same as he did yesterday — which is “uncomfortable.”
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 13, 2013
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.
Hanley Ramirez said that even if he has a fractured rib, he will play tomorrow if he can bear the pain.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) October 13, 2013
The Dodgers can only wait and see before tomorrows home game at 5pm PST on TBS, and radio AM 570.