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Hanley Ramirez leaves early with right side tightness

Tom Lynn

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left Friday night's game after just a half-inning, departing with tightness in his right side after his one and only plate appearance.

Ramirez walked on six pitches in the first inning against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse with two outs, but appeared to tweak something while swinging and missing at the 1-2 pitch. Ramirez remained in the game for the rest of the inning, but did not take the field in the bottom of the first.

Miguel Rojas replaced Ramirez at shortstop.

After the game manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez would have an MRI exam on Saturday.

Ramirez has dealt with numerous injuries throughout the last two seasons for the Dodgers, including injuries to his shoulder, calf, thumb and hand in 2014 alone. He has started 89 of the Dodgers' 117 games at shortstop, but has only started 21 of the last 39 games at the position. Ramirez has also been removed late for defensive purposes the bulk of the time, with only eight complete games at shortstop in those last 39 games.

Ramirez is hitting .277/.367/.455 this season with 12 home runs and 27 doubles in 100 games.