Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 3 Days

Ramirez (upper body) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the lineup Sunday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Ramirez has returned to the lineup, as expected, at shortstop Sunday. He will bat sixth for the Dodgers, and will likely knock Miguel Rojas out of the everyday lineup.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 6 Days

Ramirez (oblique) is expected to be "ready to go" by Sunday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Ramirez has already taken batting practice on back-to-back days, and it sounds like he's nearing 100 percent with respect to his swing. He won't be eligible to return from the DL officially until Monday, but the fact that he'll be ready for activation by Sunday is an encouraging sign. Look for him to resume his regular role at shortstop, but it's also been speculated he may see occasional reps at the hot corner.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 6 Days

Ramirez (oblique) took batting practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

We still think Ramirez will return to the shortstop position rather than move to third base as has been speculated. He's eligible to be activated on Monday.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 10 Days

Ramirez (oblique) is swinging at 90 percent according to manager Don Mattingly, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Ramirez appears to be nearing a return, which is tentatively scheduled for late next weekend. Although he was recently seen taking ground balls at third base, manager Don Mattingly downplayed that idea Sunday, suggesting that Ramirez will continue his regular role at shortstop. Upon the return of Ramirez, Miguel Rojas will likely return to a bench role.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 10 Days

Ramirez (oblique) could move to third base once he returns from the disabled list next week, the Dodgers' official site reports.

With Juan Uribe sidelined for the next couple weeks with a hamstring, the best defensive alignment would be Ramirez at third and Miguel Rojas at shortstop. Ramirez has been taking ground balls at third recently, so look for this to happen. Now if the Dodgers could only combine Rojas' glove with Alex Guerrero's bat, they'd really have something.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 13 Days

Ramirez (oblique) did some throwing on Wednesday, but has yet to swing a bat, the Dodgers' official site reports.

He's eligible to return on August 25, and it seems likely Ramirez will be pretty close to that target.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 13 Days

Ramirez (oblique) is still expected to return in 7-10 days, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Ramirez began throwing Wednesday, confirming the fact that his strained oblique is considered to be a relatively minor injury. Sometimes these types of ailments can put a player on the shelf for up to a month, but the Dodgers clearly don't believe that this will be the case here. Miguel Rojas will continue to start at shortstop in the meantime, but don't expect Ramirez to miss much more than the minimum required absence.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 17 Days

Ramirez was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday with a right oblique strain, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Initially labeled side tightness, Ramirez's injury has been confirmed as an oblique strain and he will miss at least two weeks as a result. Darwin Barney was recalled in the corresponding move, but Miguel Rojas is starting at short again Sunday and seems like the favorite for playing time at the position. That said, the Dodgers may think about calling up prospect Alex Guerrero, though he has played primarily at second at Triple-A Albuquerque this season.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 17 Days

Ramirez (side) appears headed to the DL with an oblique injury, though the results of Friday's MRI are still pending, reports the Dodgers' official site.

The Dodgers will likely use some combination of Darwin Barney and Miguel Rojas in Ramirez's absence, though Alex Guerrero represents an intriguing option if the organization feels he can handle the position defensively. We should know more Sunday or at the latest, Monday on Ramirez's status.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 18 Days

Ramirez (side tightness) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

The frustration continues to mount for Ramirez and his owners, as he was once again forced out of action Friday, this time due to tightness in his right side. An MRI has been ordered, and Ramirez's status will remain uncertain until the results are made public. Miguel Rojas is starting at short Friday, with Matt Kemp moving up to the cleanup spot in the batting order.