Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez said Sunday he is prepared to return to the lineup depsite a sore right shoulder but said he hopes the discomfort does not linger through the year.
"Hopefully, it's not something I have to deal with the rest of the season," he said.
Ramirez jammed his right shoulder last Sunday. He completed a full workout Sunday but said he still felt discomfort when extending his right arm on his swing and when throwing to first base.
"I'm just worried if I am going to keep feeling that every time I throw the ball," he said. "If I have to play like that, I'll play."
Ramirez said the Dodgers' medical staff has assured him the condition should improve over time. Indeed, Ramirez said, "I'm getting better every day."