Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez leaves with left shoulder sprain

Rob Bradford
May 04, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez was forced to leave in the top of the first inning of his team's game Monday night at Fenway Park with what the team announced as a left shoulder sprain. Ramirez injured himself running down a fly ball off the bat of James Loney with two outs in the first. The left fielder initially made the catch, but then crashed into the padding along the left field line, forcing the ball out of his glove. Ramirez managed to get over to the ball and throw it into the infield, but then crumpled to the ground. Red Sox training staff and manager John Farrell immediately tended to the outfielder, ultimately walking him off the field. Ramirez has had surgery on his left shoulder on two separate occasions, once in 2007 and again in '11. The Rays took advantage of the Loney two-out double, notching a pair of first-inning runs after Evan Longoria's double and Dave DeJesus' RBI single. Allen Craig replaced Ramirez in left field.