Hanley Ramirez Diagnosed With Jammed Shoulder

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Hanley Ramirez has been one of the most productive offensive players this season when he has been healthy. The problem for Ramirez is staying healthy and on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field, he went crashing into the brick wall and fell into the stands while making a catch and he was diagnosed with a jammed his right shoulder. An MRI is scheduled for today in St. Louis. The timing of this injury could not be worse for the Dodgers, who start a big four-game series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Monday night and don’t have a good fill-in at shortstop. Ramirez is irreplaceable in fantasy leagues and to the Dodgers. 

 NEWS & NOTES

  • Derek Jeter (calf) was diagnosed Sunday with a mild calf strain and could be placed back on the 15-day disabled list. This has been a nightmare season for Jeter and it does not look like it is going to a get better anytime soon.
  • Mike Trout went 2-for-2 with a homer in the Angels loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday. The home run is the 17th this year for Trout and he continues to be one of the bright spots in a disappointing year in Anaheim.
  • Yasiel Puig (thumb) is expected to return to the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Monday night in St. Louis.
  • B.J. Upton went 2-for-4 with a double Sunday night in Philadelphia.  Upton had a home run overturned in the fourth inning or he would have had an even bigger night. Fantasy Owners who have stuck with Upton through this dismal season, might just get rewarded by him in the final two months of the season. Upton can provide solid power numbers and stolen bases.
  • Felix Doubrant threw seven innings of scoreless baseball Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Diamondbacks. Doubrant struck out five, walked nobody and gave up just five hits. His record stands at  8-5 with a solid 3.56 ERA.
  • Wil Myers hit a two-run homer and walked twice on Sunday in the Rays victory over the Giants 4-3. Myers is batting .329 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in his first 39 major league games. He is a must start in all fantasy formats.
  • Dominic Brown (concussion) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Low-A Lakewood. Brown has been sidelined since July 23rd and should need just a couple rehab games before returning to the Phillies.
  • Matt Kemp (ankle) will resume workouts this week when the Dodgers travel to St. Louis. Kemp has been forced to wear a protective boot to help his recovery since landing on the DL on July 24, but his resumption of baseball activities should at least allow the Dodgers to figure out a clearer estimate of when he might return.
  • Ian Kennedy pitched 5.2 innings in his first start for San Diego as the Padres defeated the Yankees 6-3 at Petco Park. Kennedy gave up two earned runs on four hits with four walks and six strikeouts. Kennedy's fantasy value got a nice boost with the trade to San Diego, but fantasy owners still need to evaluate whether to use in on road starts. To that point, sitting Kennedy for his next start at Cincinnati would be right play.