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X-ray negative on the Indians 3B Ramirez knee



Cleveland Indian All-Star Third Baseman Jose Ramirez suffered a left knee motion after fouling a ball from his left leg in a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox, the team announced Sunday.

Ramirez fought off the field and underwent X-rays that returned negative. No timetable for his return has been established and Ramirez will stay in Arizona at the moment for treatment.

Max Moroff replaced Ramirez on the third base for the rest of the game.

Ramirez had one of the most productive seasons of a third baseman in MLB 2018-19, leading the Indians in home team with 39 and on the base of .387 and a career high of 105 RBI.

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8 Season

3B Rank
] [19659008] 39 [19659008] 1st [19659010] OPS [19659008] 0.939 [1st[19659010] BB% [19659008] 15.2% [19659008] 1st [19659010] OBP 387 2nd
SLG .552 2nd
XBH 81 2nd

Ramirez had 34 stolen bases to become the third player in franchise history with 30 races and 30 stables, joined Grady Sizemore (2008) and Joe Carter (1987), according to ESPN Stats & Information.

He finished third in the AL MVP poll 2017 and 2018 and joined Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield as the only players with at least 50 stolen bases and 100 extra base hits in the last two seasons.

The Indians will already be without starting other baseman Jason Kipnis and All Star Starstart Francisco Lindor on the opening day, because both players have the right calf strains.

Lindor starts the season on the damaged list.

Last season, Lindor and Ramirez went to Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig (1936-37) and Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (1926-28, 1930-31) as the only teammates to each of the 80-plus extras base hits in consecutive seasons.

The Indians signed up for Brad Miller on Sunday to help fill the second base during Kipni's absence. Eric Stamets is expected to start at shortstop while Lindor is sidelined.


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