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Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez Takes BP, Remains Ahead of Schedule

Hanley Ramirez again ramped up his activity levels today in Baltimore prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Baltimore Orioles, according to Dodgers’ reporter David Vassegh.

Ramirez has been taking batting practice, fielding grounders, and running the bases in the last week, which is great news as he isn’t even 4 weeks post-op at this point (initial timetable for his return was 8 weeks). Han-Ram has reportedly been eying his bobblehead night on April 29th as a possible return date, so he must be quite confident that things are coming along well.

Just as important as his ability to return to hitting and fielding are the rave reviews he’s drawing from staff and reporters, saying his power appears to be on track. According to MLB.com, Hanley showed impressive power with the bat now that he’s out of the cast and only using a pliable thumb splint to add more stability to the hand. They also reported that his fielding needed some work based on the infield practice he took on Friday.

Needless to say, the amount of activity that Ramirez is handling without any reported soreness or discomfort is very promising. Expect him to continue on this path, with gradual increases in his activity levels over the next two weeks. Fantasy owners will be ecstatic if Hanley comes back a full 2-3 weeks earlier than expected.

About Ziad Dahdul, PT, DPT, OCS, Twitter Handle: @z_dahdul (261 Articles)
Ziad graduated from the University of Southern California with a doctorate in Physical Therapy. An avid Fantasy Football enthusiast, he brings with him a desire to introduce sports medicine to the reader and help better explain what to expect on the injury side of things. Ziad became a Board Certified Orthopaedic specialist in 2014, a distinction held by <10% of physical therapists in the country. Follow Ziad on Twitter (z_dahdul) for breaking injury news and analysis
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