Hanley Ramirez‘s career has been plagued by injuries. The 31-year-old Boston Red Sox star is once again on the mend, this time dealing with a knee injury.

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Hanley Fouls Ball off Knee, Leaves Game

Tuesday, June 9  

According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Ramirez left the Red Sox’s game against the Baltimore Orioles after drawing a walk, with Rusney Castillo replacing him. 

During the at-bat, Ramirez fouled off a ball that struck him in his left knee and fell to the ground, per Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. The official injury is considered to be a knee contusion, per Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. After the game, x-rays were negative, showing no structural damage, per Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com

Ramirez has had a rough time since the end of April. He got off to a blazing start with 10 home runs in the month and a .999 OPS, but he fell precipitously in May, with an OPS of .622. 

The 2006 National League Rookie of the Year did suffer a left shoulder injury May 4 against the Tampa Bay Rays after crashing into the left field wall at Fenway Park. He avoided the disabled list, though his left shoulder has previously been operated on twice in 2007 and 2011. 

The Red Sox were hoping to get the Ramirez who made three straight All-Star Games from 2008-10, but he’s had a rough transition back into the American League. His talent is always evident, when healthy, though that hasn’t been the case for most of 2015 so far. 

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