Many fantasy baseball owners had to hold their breath Wednesday night when Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop, and first-round fantasy pick, Hanley Ramirez left Wednesday’s game after getting hit in the hand by a pitch in the seventh inning.
Things didn’t look good.
Ramirez jumped back from the batter’s box and threw his helmet down in frustration. When the trainers came out to the field to attend to his hand, he appeared to be in serious pain and yanked his hand away when one of the staff touched the point of contact.
We don’t know the severity of the injury until tomorrow, but a DL-stint is quite possible.
If you own Ramirez, do yourself a favor and go out and grab Alex Guerrero as he could be called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. In three games, Guerrero has hit a pair of homers driven in five runs in 10 at-bats.
A DL stint from Ramirez could result in Dee Gordon moving to short and Guerrero being called up to play second base.
I highly recommend keeping an eye on the Ramirez situation and grabbing Guerrero if there is any whispers of him getting the call.
In other injury news:
Jose Tabata, Pittsburgh Pirates
Tabata left Wednesday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning after making a sensational catch that saw him crash against the wall. He was removed from the game with concussion-like symptoms. Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle did not say who would replace Tabata if he needed to go on the disabled list. This is only news as it won’t be prized prospect Gregory Polanco as the Pirates won’t risk calling him up now and losing a year of service time down the road.