Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was a late scratch from the starting lineup on Saturday afternoon, sitting with a sore left calf against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The change was made just minutes before the first pitch.
It is the second straight day off for Ramirez, who get a regular day of rest on Friday night in Philadelphia after starting 19 straight games at shortstop and 22 straight games overall.
Ramirez is hitting .250/.333/.451 with seven home runs, 16 doubles, and 24 RBI in 48 games.
Erisbel Arruebarrena gets his second straight start at shortstop, one day after going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk in his major league debut on Friday night. Arruebarrena was called up from Double-A Chattanooga on Wednesday when Juan Uribe was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
Arruebarrena batted eighth, moving catcher A.J. Ellis up to seventh. Third baseman Justin Turner moves up from seventh to second, and Yasiel Puig shifts from second in the order to Ramirez's customary third spot for a second straight night.
UPDATE: Ramirez didn't play at all on Saturday, and after the game manager Don Mattingly said he wasn't sure the extent of the injury.
“He really wasn’t available at all today. He wasn’t available even to pinch hit," Mattingly said after the game. "I’m hoping he’ll be available tomorrow, but we’ll just have to see.”
Mattingly said that Ramirez first felt something in his calf on Thursday in New York and that as of Saturday postgame, Ramirez hasn't had any tests or an MRI yet on the calf.