CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) – Indians third baseman José Ramírez has a broken right hand, an injury that could be a blow to the club’s playoff hopes.
Cleveland placed Ramírez on the injured list Sunday, saying the two-time All-Star has a fractured hamate bone. He was removed from Saturday’s game in the first inning after swinging at a pitch.
There is no immediate timetable on Ramírez’s return, but the Indians can’t afford to be without him for any time as they try to catch the first-place Minnesota Twins in the AL Central.
Ramírez started slowly this season, but he’s been on a tear lately and has again been one of the Indians’ best hitters.