SAN FRANCISCO — The Los Angeles Dodgers put shortstop Hanley Ramirez back on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.
The Dodgers made the move Saturday, a day after he hurt himself running the bases. Infielder Dee Gordon was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Ramirez was injured while trying to go from first base to third in the sixth inning of Friday night’s 2-1 loss at San Francisco.
The 29-year-old Ramirez was reinstated from the DL on Monday after surgery on his right thumb. He started the season on the disabled list after being injured during the World Baseball Classic.
Ramirez went 5-for-11 with a home run in four games for the Dodgers.
The 25-year-old Gordon was hitting .314 and led the Pacific Coast League with 14 stolen bases.
Lewis on track to start rehab assignment: Texas Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis is on track to start a rehabilitation assignment this week.
Lewis, who had surgery in July to repair a torn flexor tendon, threw 27 pitches in two innings Saturday in an extended spring training game in Arizona.
The Rangers said Lewis came out of the outing feeling good. With no setbacks, his next step is likely a start Thursday for Triple-A Round Rock at Las Vegas.
Right-hander Martin Perez was the leading candidate for the No. 5 spot in the Rangers rotation before getting hit by a batted ball and breaking a bone in his forearm during a spring training game. The Rangers said Perez will begin a rehab assignment Monday for Double-A Frisco.
Lewis was 6-6 with a 3.43 ERA in 16 starts last season before the torn tendon in his right elbow was diagnosed.
When he had surgery July 27, Lewis was also in the last year of his contract and facing the prospect of going into free agency while recovering. But Texas unexpectedly gave him a $2 million, one-year contract in September, two months after surgery. He can earn up to $4 million more in incentives when he gets back on the mound.
When the Rangers won their only two AL pennants in 2010 and 2011, Lewis was their best postseason pitcher. He was 4-1 with a 2.34 ERA in eight postseason starts, 1-0 with a 2.29 ERA in three World Series games.
Young placed on DL: The Oakland Athletics placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.
Young was injured during Monday night’s 19-inning victory over the Angels and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 30. He is batting .172 with four homers and 15 RBIs in his first season with Oakland.
The 27-year-old Taylor, once a highly touted prospect, was hitting .329 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 18 games with the River Cats.