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Guardians’ Jose Ramirez to Undergo Thumb Surgery

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It’s not surprising that Cleveland’s All-Star third baseman opted to continue to play this season after suffering a thumb injury in June. During a game in Los Angeles, Ramirez injured the ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb. The surgery would have sidelined him for 6-8 weeks. The 30-year-old wanted to continue to play.

Ramirez will undergo the operation in the next few weeks in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Thomas Graham will perform the surgery.

The Guardians organization states that the rehab is not expected to impact his off-season training nor his availability for next season.

His injury aside, Ramirez batted .280 with 29 home runs and 126 RBI. He was in the hunt for the major league RBI lead this season. New York Yankee, Aaron Judge, beat out Ramirez with 131 RBI.

Jose Ramirez Surgery

Photo by Charles Murray

The Cleveland fan favorite had his fourth All-Star appearance in 2022. Despite his injured thumb, Ramirez’s stats were hardly affected. In the ALDS against the Yankees, he went 8 of 20 (.400) providing two doubles and two RBI.

Ramirez also continued to make stellar defensive plays at third base. He didn’t let his injury slow him down. The hustle he shows is on display every game.


At the beginning of this season Ramirez signed a five-year contract extension with the Guardians. Thus, almost insuring he will play out his career with the club. He’s beloved by fans for his commitment to the city and the team. He’s just as important to his teammates, especially the rookies.

Additional information and updates will be provided on the status of his surgery and recovery.

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