Dodgers’ Ramirez to DL with oblique injury
Updated: August 10, 2014, 12:49 PM ET
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The Los Angeles Dodgers placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain Sunday.
The Dodgers made the move retroactive to Aug. 9 and recalled infielder Darwin Barney from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Ramirez, who is hitting .277 with 12 home runs and 58 RBIs, underwent an MRI on Saturday evening.
Miguel Rojas started at shortstop Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, and could be a fixture there for a while.
Even the standard oblique injury can cause downtime longer than 15 days. The issue is that even when the side feels better, more rest is needed to avoid reinjuring the area.
Barney was removed from Saturday’s game after two at-bats. was playing third base Saturday, and has played some shortstop at Albuquerque, but had primarily played at second base with the Chicago Cubs since he arrived in the major leagues in 2010. He was a shortstop during his college days at Oregon State.
The Dodgers acquired Barney in a trade from the Cubs last month.
ESPN.com’s Doug Padilla contributed to this report.