Guardians All-Star Third Baseman To Undergo Surgery

He's coming off another strong season.

Cleveland Guardians slugger Jose Ramirez will undergo thumb surgery on Wednesday.
Ramirez reportedly injured his thumb in mid-June and, while he did play through the injury, it obviously affected him, as his .766 OPS post-injury was far below his 1.039 pre-injury OPS.

The injury seemed to affect the slugger's power more than anything, as he was slugging an impressive .642 before suffering the injury but managing a .437 post-injury, which is still a decent percentage but, comparatively, it is disappointing.

Ramirez is expected to be fully recovered by the start of next season, so Guardians fans can hope to see the same old All-Star third baseman put up MVP numbers.

The thirty-year-old slashed .280/.355/.514, with 29 home runs, 126 RBIs, 20 stolen bases and 90 runs scored over 157 games this past season.
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