Report: Indians’ Jose Ramirez appears to avoid broken bone
The Cleveland Indians may have some initial positive news on the injury status of Jose Ramirez.
Ramirez was carted off the field after fouling a ball off his leg during Sunday’s Spring Training game.
— P.J. ZIEGLER (@PJFOX8) March 24, 2019
With Opening Day approaching, there were serious concerns about his status, especially since shortstop Francisco Lindor is dealing with a calf strain. The good news is that ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports Ramirez appears to have avoided a broken bone.
X-rays on Indians star Jose Ramirez showed no signs of a broken bone, a source tells ESPN. Excellent news for Cleveland, which is already missing Francisco Lindor. Timetable on Ramirez’s return unclear but Indians breathing a sigh of relief after he fouled a pitch off left leg.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 24, 2019
Ramirez has been an All-Star two years in a row and finished No. 3 in AL MVP voting both seasons. The Indians’ lineup will be significantly weakened as long as they are without Ramirez, Lindor and Jason Kipnis.