Cleveland Indians all-star American Jose Ramirez suffered a knee-knee fracture after fouling his left leg in a spring training match against the Chicago White Sox, the team announced on Sunday.
Ramirez was carted off the field and underwent X-rays, which came back negative. No timetable has been set for his return and Ramirez remains in Arizona for treatment for the time being.
Max Moroff replaced Ramirez at the third base for the remainder of the game.
Ramirez had one of the most productive seasons of a third baseman in MLB in 2018-1919, leading the Indians in home runs with 39 and a base share of .387 and a career high with 105 RBIs.
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|3B Rank [19659007HR||39||1.|
|BB%||15.2% 19659008 19659010] OBP||.387||2.|
|XBH||81|| 2.  Players in the franchise history with 30 homers and 30 steals. According to ESPN Stats & Information, he joined Grady Sizemore (2008) and Joe Carter (1987). |
He finished third and third in AL MVP in 2017 and 2018 and joined . Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield were the only players with at least 50 stolen bases and 100 additional base hits in the last two seasons.
The Indians will already manage without second baseman Jason Kipnis and All-Star Shortstop Francisco Lindor on the opening day as both players have right-back calf streets.
Lindor starts the season on the injured list.
Last season, Lindor and Ramirez joined Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig (1936-37) and Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (1926-28, 1930-31) as the only team-mates, each with over 80 additional base hits in collected consecutive seasons.
The Indians signed on Sunday the infielder Brad Miller, who was supposed to help on the second base during the Kipnis & # 39; absence Eric Stamets is expected to start shortstop while Lindor is out of action.