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LOS ANGELES -- An MRI on shortstop Hanley Ramirez's injured right shoulder Thursday showed no structural damage, but he was out of the lineup for a third straight game.
Ramirez was examined by Dodgers doctor Neal ElAttrache. The Dodgers called Ramirez "day to day," saying he will be able to play when the pain subsides.
|Hanley Ramirez had an MRI on his injured right shoulder Thursday and missed his third straight game.|
Ramirez has been bothered by an irritated A.C. joint for more than two weeks. On June 11, he received a cortisone injection in his shoulder and played less than 48 hours later, but the pain flared back up when he was hitting Monday night in Kansas City.
The Dodgers activated third baseman Juan Uribe from the DL on Thursday, optioning reserve infielder Carlos Triunfel to make room on the roster for Uribe.
Uribe had been out since May 21 with a strained right hamstring. In his stead, Justin Turner played the majority of games at third base and performed well, batting .367 and playing solid defense. Uribe was batting .303 and is a well above-average fielder.
"It's hard to complain about what we've gotten from the guys over there," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "They've been good, but Juan's as good as anybody, so it just gets us another guy, lengthens our lineup a little bit and gives us a little more flexibility."
Also, pitcher Chad Billingsley had surgery on his right elbow earlier this week and is expected to be out eight months, ElAttrache said. Billingsley, who had a torn flexor tendon, will begin rehabilitation in about two weeks.