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Hanley Ramirez gets thumb surgery

Updated: March 22, 2013, 6:40 PM ET
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez underwent surgery Friday on his right thumb and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks, leaving Los Angeles to look for alternatives at shortstop until he's ready to play.

An MRI indicated that Ramirez has a torn ligament in his thumb, the team said Thursday. Dr. Steve Shin, a sports-medicine hand specialist, performed the 45-minute surgery in Los Angeles.

Ramirez was injured Tuesday night while playing for the Dominican ...

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