Jose Ramirez to undergo hand surgery
The Cleveland Guardians star third baseman will be undergoing surgery.
In mid-June Jose Ramirez did not play two games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and from that moment he was not himself. The Cleveland Guardians third baseman had a right hand injury that would impact his performance for the rest of the season. Ramirez’ slash line dropped across the board (.305/.397/.642 – .264/.329/.437) and it that was a direct result of the injury.
There was an option for Jose Ramirez to have surgery during the season, but the lengthy recovery time made him opt to wait until after the season was over. If Ramirez would have had the surgery during the season there is a very real possibility that the Guardians do not win the division.
Next year a fully healthy Jose Ramirez should be able to help guide the Guardians further in the postseason than their exit in the ALDS. The first year of experience of the Guardiac Kids will go a long way in addition to some help that should come during the upcoming offseason.