The Los Angeles Dodgers have put shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.
The Dodgers made the move Saturday, a day after he hurt himself running the bases. Infielder Dee Gordon was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Ramirez was injured while trying to go from first base to third in the sixth inning of Friday night’s 2-1 loss at San Francisco.
The 29-year-old Ramirez was reinstated from the DL on Monday after surgery on his right thumb. He started the season on the disabled list after being injured during the World Baseball Classic.
Ramirez went 5 for 11 with a home run in four games for the Dodgers.
The 25-year-old Gordon was hitting .314 and led the Pacific Coast League with 14 stolen bases.
Lewis nears return
Texas Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis is on track to start a rehabilitation assignment next week.
Lewis, who had surgery last July to repair a torn flexor tendon, threw 27 pitches in two innings in an extended spring training game in Arizona.
The Rangers say Lewis felt good. With no setbacks, his next step is expected to be a start Thursday for Triple-A Round Rock. Lewis was 6-6 with a 3.43 ERA in 16 starts last season for the Rangers before the surgery.
Right-hander Martin Perez was the leading candidate for the No. 5 spot in the Rangers rotation before getting hit by a liner and breaking a bone in his forearm during a spring training game. He will begin a rehab assignment Monday for Double-A Frisco.
Clearing the bases
The Oakland Athletics have placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento. Young was injured during Monday night’s 19-inning victory over the Angels and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 30. … Texas Rangers left fielder David Murphy is out with a stomach virus. Leonys Martin, who primarily splits center field with Craig Gentry, started in left field for the second time in his career. Gentry started in center. The left-handed Murphy is 1 for 18 in his last eight games.
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