When players agreed to play in the World Baseball Classic, all the general managers across the league could hope for was a healthy return to their Major League squad when it was all over. In the case of Dodgers third baseman Hanley Ramirez, the Dodgers may be on the verge of some devastating news after he left the WBC championship game in the 6th inning with a thumb injury.
According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers believe they may be without Ramirez for the next 2-10 weeks. Definitely a broad range for such an injury, but hopefully the news from the MRI, scheduled for later today, is closer to the two week mark rather than the ten.
If Ramirez is to miss an extended period of time, Luis Cruz will likely play short with Juan Uribe or Jerry Hairston moving to third base. Dee Gordon and Nick Punto are also options at short for manager Don Mattingly.