Postseason injury to Guardians star, required surgery

After falling to the New York Yankees in Game 5, the Cleveland Guardians saw their season come to an end Tuesday night. Many players now have the opportunity to heal from any injuries sustained during the 2022 marathon season.

Jose Ramirez was one of their most talented players and had suffered more than a minor injury.

The Athletic reports that Ramirez will have right-hand surgery in the “coming weeks.” He chose to go through the procedure as he didn’t want to miss too much time.

Ramirez was injured in June and had to sit out two games against Los Angeles Dodgers. After recovering, he went back to the game and was able to manage his pain. Ramirez was able to participate in the 2022 Home Run Derby after being elected to his fourth career All-Star Game.

Ramirez was 99-for-375 after those games against the Dodgers. He had a.264/.329/.437 triple-slash with 13 homers (and 64 RBI), which are good numbers to sustain an injury.

Ramirez was 10-for-30 in the postseason between the Guardians’ ALDS against the Yankees (and their wild card series with the Tampa Bay Rays), with two doubles, one run, and four RBI.

Ramirez was the main reason the Guardians won the AL Central division with their 92 wins. Ramirez led the team with 126 RBI, second in the American League to Aaron Judge. He had a.280/.355/.514 line and a.869 OPS.

Cleveland will keep him there for a while as he signed a $141 million, seven-year contract. All guaranteed.

Ramirez should be ready for spring training in February 2023.

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