UPDATE (7:55 p.m.): The Red Sox announced it was a contusion on Ramirez’s right wrist, and that X-rays were negative.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Boston Red Sox lost their hottest hitter in Xander Bogaerts on Sunday, and now things are uncertain with Hanley Ramirez.
Ramirez left in the first inning of Thursday’s game against the New York Yankees after getting hit on the hand by a 94-mph fastball from starter Sonny Gray. Ramirez visibly was in pain and took a moment to walk around before heading down the tunnel with team medical staff.
It has been a contentious series between the two teams so far this series, with a melee breaking out Wednesday after Joe Kelly hit Tyler Austin with a pitch. But it was fairly clear Gray’s intent was not malicious, although both sides were warned in light of Wednesday’s extracurriculars.
Mitch Moreland replaced Ramirez.
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