Boston’s Hanley Ramirez out with sprained left wrist

SEATTLE (AP) — Boston’s Hanley Ramirez avoided a significant injury and suffered only a sprained left wrist after slipping and falling on his way into the Red Sox clubhouse after Tuesday night’s loss to the Mariners.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Wednesday’s game that X-rays and an MRI on Ramirez’s wrist came back clear and he’s likely to only miss a few days.

“Structurally he’s sound. He’s got some soreness in there. He’s day to day. I would expect it to be a couple of days at least,” Farrell said. “He went down in there pretty hard last night. Broke his fall with reaching back but we wanted to be sure we did a full exam that included all that imaging before we made any comment.”

Ramirez slipped on a set of stairs leading to the Boston clubhouse after Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to Seattle. Ramirez was immediately taken for X-rays at the stadium and had an MRI on Wednesday afternoon in Seattle. The results of the MRI were reviewed by the team’s hand specialist in Boston and determined there was no structural damage to the wrist, Farrell said.

“(It was) seconds following the final out. An unfortunate thing where he lost his footing,” Farrell said.

Travis Shaw was set to start at first base in Ramirez’s place for the Red Sox on Wednesday and Farrell said at this point they don’t believe Ramirez is a candidate for the disabled list. He is .278 with 14 home runs and 62 RBIs in 98 games this season. Ramirez hit a 454-foot home run in Tuesday’s loss.

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