Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez leaves game after running into side wall

Published May. 4, 2015 8:21 p.m. EDT


Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday night's game against Tampa Bay after running into a side wall while attempting a catch.

The team announced later it was a sprained left shoulder.

In the first inning of Boston's 5-1 loss to the Rays, Ramirez ran toward the corner to catch James Loney's slicing fly ball along the foul line. He had it in his glove before it popped out when his left shoulder hit the padded wall.


After retrieving the ball and throwing it in, he dropped to one knee before manager John Farrell and a trainer ran out to left field -- along with a few Red Sox position players.

Ramirez left the game, walking slowly to the dugout. He was replaced by Allen Craig.

"He's day to day," Farrell said. "Right now, obviously, with the sprain to the left shoulder on the collision, we're hopeful over the next couple days there's some improvement. There's no clear-cut DL at this point." 

Loney reached second on the play that was originally ruled an error, but later changed to a double.