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Hanley Ramirez will play only if he can make contribution to Dodgers
Hanley Ramirez will play only if he can make contribution to Dodgers

ST. LOUIS — Hanley Ramirez will continue playing only if he remains the Dodgers' best option at shortstop, Manager Don Mattingly said Thursday. Playing with a hairline fracture in a left rib, Ramirez was a combined 0 for 6 in Games 4 and 5 of the National League Championship Series. He played six innings in both games. "If he says, 'Oh, I'll go out there, but I don't feel like I can do anything,' then we're going to have to make a decision," Mattingly said on a conference call with reporters. "He's got to be able to feel like he can do something." Ramirez was injured when he was struck by a Joe Kelly fastball in Game 1. If he...

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