Hanley Ramirez is still dealing with soreness in his left hand (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Hanley Ramirez headed back to Boston for tests

Rob Bradford
June 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The healing wasn't coming fast enough for the Red Sox or Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez, who has been sidelined since June 24 when he took a line-drive off his left hand while running to second base, is being sent back to Boston for more tests on the injury. The outfielder wasn't initially placed on the 15-day disabled list after it was determined there was no fracture in the hand. But Ramirez continues to be unable to swing a bat, leading to the further examination. "He's still feeling some discomfort in the hand where he got hit," Red Sox manager John Farrell said before his team's series finale at Tropicana Field. "He's actually going to return to Boston today to get further studies performed. At this time tomorrow, we'll get a better read on his roster status and if there's anything in addition to what was determined with the CT scan and the X-ray. Unfortunately, he's not progressing as we anticipated, particularly over the last 24-48 hours." In other injury news, Daniel Nava (thumb/wrist) continues to take batting practice with the team after receiving a cortisone shot last week. If all goes well the outfielder would go out on a rehab assignment when the team gets home from its current road trip. Farrell also noted that the Red Sox could possibly bring catcher Ryan Hanigan back off the 60-day disabled list to play in Wednesday's day game in Toronto.