Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remains day-to-day, but has increased mobility

Ryan Hannable
May 05, 2015 - 12:55 pm

The Red Sox may have dodged a bullet. After leaving Monday's game after running into the left field wall attempting to make a catch down the line, and being diagnosed with a left shoulder sprain, Hanley Ramirez came in Tuesday with increased mobility and remains day-to-day. The team will know more in two or three days. "He'€™s dealing with a mild sprain of the left shoulder," said manager John Farrell. "He'€™s shown improvement in his range of motion today. He'€™s still day-to-day. We should know more in the next two to three days on his status going forward. But I think it was encouraging that he came in today with some increased mobility. Still a little sore, obviously, but maybe a little bit better than we anticipated coming in." With the force that Ramirez hit the wall, and his previous injury history to the shoulder, the news is better than it could have been. "We may be fortunate he didn'€™t hurt himself with more seriousness," Farrell said. As for what is next for Ramirez, the team hasn't determined, or ruled out a possible trip to the disabled list. Farrell said the team generally waits until around the seven-day mark, and then can place the player on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to the date of the injury. "If you look back to what we'€™ve done with other situations where it'€™s not been a DL, you get to that midpoint, that seventh day," Farrell said. "Hopefully we would have much more clear information before the seven days arrive. That'€™s usually been our marker when to put a guy on the DL or not." Ramirez was the best hitter on the team so far this year, hitting 10 home runs. Allen Craig starts in left field in his place Tuesday night against the Rays.