MLB Notebook: Ramirez injures shoulder

Hanley Ramirez (13) of the Los Angeles Dodgers grabs his shoulder as he leaves the field after...

Hanley Ramirez (13) of the Los Angeles Dodgers grabs his shoulder as he leaves the field after hitting the wall along the third base line catching a fly ball hit by David DeJesus of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field August 4, 2013 in Chicago, Il. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP)

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, Last Updated: 9:19 PM ET

The Los Angeles Dodgers breathed a sigh of relief after tests showed infielder Hanley Ramirez suffered a jammed shoulder Sunday against the Chicago Cubs amid fears that it was dislocated.

The shortstop injured his right shoulder after tumbling into the stands while making a catch on a foul ball behind third base in the seventh inning.

Ramirez, who is batting .361 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI in 54 games, will be examined further and will have an MRI on Monday.

He has already been on the disabled list twice this season with thumb and hamstring injuries.

ROYALS' PEREZ ON DL

The Kansas City Royals lost all-star catcher Salvador Perez due to a concussion suffered in New York against the Mets.

Perez, who spent Saturday night in hospital, was placed on the seven-day disabled list, but could be out of the lineup for an extended period.

Perez took a foul ball in the mask during the 12th inning and finished the game but had a headache and was taken to hospital for tests.

"I saw him get hit and I didn't think anything of it, but his jaws were sore because the mask jarred him back or whatever," manager Ned Yost told MLB.com.

WEDGE BACK WHEN HEALTHY

Manager Eric Wedge will not return to the Seattle Mariners until he is completely healthy.

Away two weeks following a minor stroke on July 22, Wedge won't be ready to return when the team opens a six-game homestand Monday.

"I don't think Eric will be with us this week," general manager Jack Zduriencik told MLB.com prior to Sunday's series finale with the Baltimore Orioles. "I know he has a couple appointments ongoing. He's got something midweek where he's going to sit down with doctors.

"He's doing well. I talk to him every day and he sounds normal and he's excited to get back here. He wants to get back."

 


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