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Hanley Ramirez injured his thumb last night

World Baseball Classic - Semifinals - Netherlands v Dominican Republic

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 18: Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Dominican Republic stands on deck against the Netherlands during the semifinal of the World Baseball Classic at AT&T Park on March 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Dominican Republic third baseman -- and Dodgers shortstop -- Hanley Ramirez left in the sixth inning of last night’s WBC final after jamming his thumb while diving for a ball three innings earlier. Later reports indicated that it’s not serious, but he will be examined by Dodgers doctors when he returns to major league camp today.

The Dodgers have to hope that even if it’s minor that it doesn’t cause Ramirez to miss time. As noted yesterday, it’s already been weeks since he’s played any shortstop, and if he’s expected to be the Dodgers’ Opening Day shortstop, he’s gonna need some reps.