DETROIT — The Indians will play the remaining 31 games in the regular season without the services of third baseman Jose Ramirez.
Ramirez underwent surgery Monday to have the hamate bone removed from his right hand and will miss the next five to seven weeks. The Indians regular season ends on Sept. 29. If they qualify for the postseason, perhaps Ramirez can help, but it appears his regular season has come to an end.
In the first inning Saturday, Ramirez swung at a 2-0 pitch against Kansas City and grimmaced in pain. He was removed from the game and an MRI revealed the break. He underwent surgery Monday in New York. Hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham performed the surgery.
The Indians will fill in at third base with rookie Yu Chang and utility man Mike Freeman.
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