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Ramirez doubtful, but might pinch hit

Updated: August 8, 2013, 12:50 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ST. LOUIS -- Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez could pinch hit this week and will likely avoid a trip to the disabled list, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday.

Ramirez has been sidelined since jamming his right shoulder while tumbling into the stands after a catch on Sunday.

"He looks good," Mattingly said. "Talking to the medical department, Hanley just keeps advancing. He's moving around today even better than yesterday. I would think if this keeps ...

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